The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
"After more than a decade of "marriage" to a woman with whom she was raising a daughter, Jan Clausen fell in love with a man, stunning herself and the lesbian community to which she had been intimately connected. The experience was, she writes, "like deliberately embarking on a sea cruise off the edge of a flat Earth." In her luminous and affecting memoir, Clausen charts the trajectory of her sexual life - from her first kiss to her later loves - and offers a stinging critique of society's insistence on yoking identity to desire." "In the 1950s Pacific Northwest, Clausen grew up in a family in which premarital sex, swearing, and spicy foods were verboten. In the sixties, she embraced the heterosexual revolution, consorting with various adolescent Lotharios and failing miserably in her effort to become a topless dancer during a summer break from Reed College. But it was amid New York's dynamic lesbian milieu in the 1970s that she "crossed the pass of love" and fell for Leslie Kaplow, also a writer and activist. As a couple, they immersed themselves in the city's feminist literary scene and eventually launched their own magazine. In time, however, Clausen grew restless in her personal relationship and uneasy with what she calls People in Groups, those enforcers of ideological purity. She discovered sweet escape in Nicaragua, whose war-ravaged streets would provide the backdrop for her unpardonable act: falling in love with a West Indian male lawyer." "Apples and Oranges is a testament to the powers and perils of desire. It is also the story of one woman's mourning for the community that cast her out and a dazzling examination of the ways in which we all search for identity. Rejecting all efforts at sexual sorting, including the label "bisexual," for her own journey, Clausen arrives at an understanding whereby both likeness and difference emerge as deeply erotic."--Jacket.
How / Hanne Blank -- The gay science / Charles Anders -- Small considerations / R. Gay -- Wild ride / Raven Gildea -- Teenie Weenies, Inc. / Matthew Kailey -- Tangaroa / Allison Lonsdale -- Pinkeye / Simon Sheppard -- Evolution / M. Christian -- She'll always own a piece of me / S. Naomi Finkelstein, a.k.a. Max -- The audit / Dominic Santi -- Doppler / Todd Belton -- No charity / Corbie Petulengro -- Up for a nickel / Thomas S. Roche.
A dance of queens / Sacchi Green -- Mars conjunct Venus / Magdalene Meretrix -- Mallrat / Sam Kling -- Becoming / Alex Gino -- The coldest light / Gary Bowen -- As the sparks fly upward / Raven Kaldera -- The velveteen FTM / N.D. Hailey -- Wanting that man / Karen Taylor -- Walt / Ian Philips -- The essence of magic / Stacey Montgomery Scott.
Introduction: a definition of terms / Marlen Elliot Harrison -- Men and masculinities -- Beyond borders : masculinities and margins / Victor J. Seidler -- Theorizing men / Anthony Synnott -- Embattled identities : an anthropological approach to investigating contemporary American masculinities / Jaime Holthuysen -- Constructing identities -- Constructed masculinity : how much do mediarepresentations dictate male identity? / Euan Robertson -- (Un)wanted : male femininity / Benjamin Genoud -- Psychology and counseling -- Reflecting on men and women as allies : how sexual violence prevention work is like an 8th grade dance / Janice M. Deeds -- Finding meaningfulness and harmony in daily life : the integrity model in counseling and psychotherapy with men : a reflective workshop on value clarification / Nedra Lander and Danielle Nahon -- A male psychotherapist's narrative constructions / Darren Michael Del Castillo -- Health and health care -- Isabel Cuellar-Flores and masculinity : how it can be made operative made -- Maria Pilar Sanchez-Lopez and its use in health -- AMSA annual conferences as platforms to addressing men's health -- Development and aging -- Miles groth from boyhood to manhood : a great divide? -- Reflecting on studying older men's lives : thinking across boundaries / Yiu Tung Suen -- Literature -- "Hiding in plain sight" : the disguise of gender and racial stereotypes in Charles Chesutt's The passing of grandison / Karah Stokes -- The quest of everyman : an analysis of Eriksonian psychology and Beowulf / John Sheehan -- Education -- Androgenophobia and erastephobia : fear of sexualities in the workplace of male primary/juniorteachers in Ontario / Douglas Gosse -- Reframing the conversation on male teachers / Shaun Johnson.
Donald: Boy to man ; Marriage ; Internet ; Professor dressed ; Clubs ; In the ladies room ; Boldness ; Epiphany ; Losing a family ; Academic drag ; A day you feel pretty ; Premarin ; Sweet October -- Dee: Outed ; "Welcome" ; The cuckoo's nest ; Hearing? ; Then why are you doing this? ; Chicago ; Changing ; Sister's last ; Professional girl economist ; Farewell speech ; Dutch welcome ; Dutch winter ; Passing ; Yes, ma'am -- Deirdre: Vriendinnetjes ; Women's world ; To make up for God's neglect ; Merry May ; Starting ; Finishing ; A woman on hormone replacement therapy ; Facelift ; This is how we live ; Thou winter wind ; Homeward ; Costs ; Iowa drag ; Professoressa ; Second voice ; Making it up ; Home ; Differences ; Christ's mass 1977.
The story of a golden boy of conservative economics, a child of 1950's and 1960's privilege, who became a woman.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-124).
Introduction -- Role plays -- Scripted dramas -- Multi-faceted and extended dramas -- Socially critical drama approaches.
"The book follows Dr. Ressler's practice since 1988, describing the innovative drama work she has done in various educational settings to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) issues. Her practice has integrated educational drama theory; feminist, multicultural, and liberatory theory and pedagogy; and progressive learning and language arts theory. Her particular strength is providing practical, effective, and stimulating strategies for incorporating drama across the curriculum, from English, social studies, art, music, and dance, to physical education, health, and guidance groups.".
"Teachers need no drama background or extensive knowledge about sexual orientation and gender identity to use this book. Each chapter provides an introduction to the type of drama presented - from simple role-plays through complex and extended pieces - along with educational objectives, rationales, resources, and materials needed. Read Ressler and see how transformative drama can be - both academically challenging and personally rewarding for all participants, whether they are teaching or learning about sexual orientation and gender diversity."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-342) and index.
Taxonomies of intersexuality to the 1950s -- Complicating sex, routinizing intervention : the development of the traditional treatment paradigm -- From socialization to hardwire : challenges to the traditional treatment paradigm -- Boy or girl? : bodies of mixed evidence and gender assignment -- Fixing sex : surgery and the production of normative sexuality -- Wanting and deciding what is best : parents' experiences -- Growing up under the medical gaze : adults' experiences -- The intersex body in the world : activism and social and medical change.
What happens when a baby is born with "ambiguous" genitalia or a combination of "male" and "female" body parts? Clinicians and parents in these situations are confronted with complicated questions such as whether a girl can have XY chromosomes, or whether some penises are "too small" for a male sex assignment. Since the 1950s, standard treatment has involved determining a sex for these infants and performing surgery to normalize the infant's genitalia. Over the past decade intersex advocates have mounted unprecedented challenges to treatment, offering alternative perspectives about the meaning and appropriate medical response to intersexuality and driving the field of those who treat intersex conditions into a deep crisis.