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Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, and Transgender Communities (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies) Hardcover – June 18, 1998


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  • Series: Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies
  • Hardcover: 467 pages
  • Publisher: Haworth; 1 edition (June 18, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789004631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789004635
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6.3 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,637,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Looking Queer contains research, first-hand accounts, poetry, theory, and journalistic essays that address and outline the special needs of sexual minorities when dealing with eating disorders and appearance obsession. More than 60 contributors provide their knowledge and personal experiences in dealing with body image issues exclusive to gay and transgender communities. Written by both men and women, the topics and research in Looking Queer offer insight into the lives of people you can relate to, enabling you to learn from their experiences so you, too, can find joy and happiness in accepting your body.

More About the Author

Dawn Atkins, (MA, Anthropology) is a nationally known writer, educator, and activist on a variety of issues including body image, sexuality and diversity issues. She has given workshops and lectures around the country and abroad on a variety of topics.

She has also been guest editor of issues of the Journal of Lesbian Studies, Journal of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Identity and Journal of Bisexuality. She also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Lesbian Studies and the Journal of Bisexuality.

She was the founder and Chair of the Body Image Task Force and is the former Research Chair for the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance. She is featured in the educational video "Killing Us for Our Own Good: Dieting and Medical Misinformation" (produced by the BITF).

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Pelland on April 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
Body image has always been a hot topic in the queer community, but has never been expressed so eloquently as in this book. Looking Queer is packed with first person accounts of all sorts of body image issues: from lesbians with eating disorders who are shunned from the lesbian community for being so body-oriented, to disabled gay men who can't find a place in the image-conscious gay dating scene, to transsexuals recounting the journey they've been through to get to where they are now, to intergendered people who proudly refer to themselves as "mythical creatures." Every single story in this anthology touched me deeply. In this increasingly lookist world, this book is a must-read of the first degree.
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0 of 12 people found the following review helpful By bigb on September 27, 2011
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This book looked like someone had left it out in the rain, it had mold in it. I was sooo very disapointed.
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