Theorising Heterosexuality

Author: Diane Richardson
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"...a very interesting and stimulating collection of essays, written in clear and accessible language." - The Lesbian Review of Books Little attention has traditionally been given to theorising heterosexuality. Heterosexuality tends to be taken-for-granted, as something that is 'natural' and 'normal'. Theorising Heterosexuality questions this assumption and demonstrates how much of our understanding of ourselves and the social worlds we inhabit is based upon unquestioned assumptions about the nature of heterosexuality. * In what ways does heterosexuality encode and structure everyday life? * How does heterosexuality shape our sense of identity? * What is the nature of heterosexual desire? * What is the relationship between heterosexuality and feminism? In addition to addressing these questions, the contributors to Theorising Heterosexuality provide a critical examination of recent debates about heterosexuality, in particular within postmodern, feminist and Queer theory. Well written in a clear and lively style, this book brings together leading authors in the field, who represent a variety of differing approaches and viewpoints. Heterosexuality is theorised in terms of its institutionalisation within society and culture, as practice and as identity. The result is an impressive and exciting collection, whose insights invite a radical rethinking of many of the concepts we use to theorise social relations. Theorising Heterosexuality will be of interest to a wide range of students in the social sciences and humanities, especially in: sociology, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, social psychology and women's studies.

Albanese

Author: Karen Middleton
Editor: Random House Australia
ISBN: 1925324737
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The moving personal story behind the very public political face of Labor's Anthony Albanese. A window on the recent turbulent years of federal politics with a deeply personal dimension, this is the whole story of Anthony Albanese and the remarkable mother, Maryanne, who raised him. Anthony learned his political craft among the tough men and women of NSW Labor, inheriting his mother's devotion to social justice, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the party his family had served for three generations. Maryanne adored her only child and Anthony his only parent. Until his teens, he believed she had been widowed before his birth. Then one evening, she sat him down and told him the truth. This story reveals what shaped the bloke they call 'Albo', his climb through politics by playing hard, fast and sometimes loose and how as he and his colleagues wrestled with Labor's future, he discovered his own past.

Telling It Straight

Author: Marina Mahathir
Editor: Editions Didier Millet
ISBN: 9814385298
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An outspoken commentator on Malaysia's social and political affairs, Marina Mahathir takes on the issues, ideas and institutions of the day in her latest book, Telling it Straight. She highlights unpalatable truths, derides tired old ways and challenges the status quo. She asks the questions that need to be asked – and is unafraid of proposing solutions. In Telling it Straight, she touches on subjects as diverse as human trafficking, the underclass, flashmobs, Islamic law enforcement, corruption and plain idiocy. She defends the rights of the discriminated, and makes clear her stand for individual integrity and her respect for diversity and dissent. Marina's fortnightly column has been published in The Star newspaper for more than 20 years. Telling it Straight contains the best of her columns published from 2003 to 2012 as well as the original versions of several pieces that were banned, spiked or censored. Her columns are presented thematically, many of them with specially written introductions that provide context to the issues with which they deal. The book also includes a foreword by renowned political scientist and historian Dr Farish Noor. Indispensable to every Malaysian and everyone who wants to know Malaysia, Telling it Straight is a lively exploration into the nation's psyche and a common sense manifesto for a better future.

The Poetry Of Emily Dickinson

Author: Elisabeth Camp
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190651199
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One of America's most celebrated poets, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her lifetime. When a slim volume of her poems emerged on the American scene in 1890, her work created shockwaves that have not subsided yet. Famously precise and sparse, Emily Dickinson's poetry is often described as philosophical, both because her poetry grapples with philosophical topics like death, spirituality, and the darkening operations of the mind, and because she approaches those topics in a characteristically philosophical manner: analyzing and extrapolating from close observation, exploring alternatives, and connecting thoughts into cumulative demonstrations. But unlike Lucretius or Pope, she cannot be accused of producing versified treatises. Many of her poems are unsettling in their lack of conclusion; their disparate insights often stand in conflict; and her logic turns crucially on imagery, juxtaposition, assonance, slant rhyme, and punctuation. The six chapters of this volume collectively argue that Dickinson is an epistemically ambitious poet, who explores fundamental questions by advancing arguments that are designed to convince. Dickinson exemplifies abstract ideas in tangible form and habituates readers into productive trains of thought--she doesn't just make philosophical claims, but demonstrates how poetry can make a distinct contribution to philosophy. All essays in this volume, drawn from both philosophers and literary theorists, serve as a counterpoint to recent critical work, which has emphasized Dickinson's anguished uncertainty, her nonconventional style, and the unsettled status of her manuscripts. On the view that emerges here, knowing is like cleaning, mending, and lacemakingL a form of hard, ongoing work, but one for which poetry is a powerful, perhaps indispensable, tool.

Uncle Minor S Stories

Author: Volney Minor Metcalfe
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Export Policy And Loyalty

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Government Operations
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Straight To The Mark

Author: Thomas Street Millington
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Crooked Trails And Straight

Author: William MacLeod Raine
Editor: Good Press
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"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Records And Briefs Of The United States Supreme Court

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Straight Forward And Patience Hart Or The Dissembler

Author: Fanny Caroline Lefroy
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Scared Straight

Author: Sidney Langer
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Hitting A Straight Lick With A Crooked Stick

Author: Susan E Meisenhelder
Editor: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817311319
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This comprehensive study examines the ways Hurston circumvented the constraints of the white publishing world and a predominantly white readership to critique white culture and its effects on the black community.

Straight Talk About Child Abuse

Author: Susan Mufson
Editor: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780440213499
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Examines the issue of child abuse, explaining how to recognize possible abuse and how to take practical steps to stop abuse, in a guide that also provides a listing of potential resources for teens. Reprint.

Journal Of The House Of Representatives General Assembly Of Ohio

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Journal Of The House Of Representatives Of The State Of Ohio

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Devils Tower

Author: Mary Alice Gunderson
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Devils Tower National Monument, the first site designated a national monument in 1906 has drawn to it fascinating people and spawned stories of mythic proportion. This is the only comprehensive history of the awesome rock tower and the people who have been drawn to it. Sitting Bull, Custer, photographer/artist team Jackson and Moran, climbers, adventures, eccentricsthey're all here! Chapters include Indian accounts of the landmark's origin, geology, historic exploration, classic climbs, and media events.

The Atlantic Monthly

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Rereading Heterosexuality

Author: Rachel Carroll
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 074864928X
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Presents new perspectives on representations of female heterosexuality in selected contemporary British and American novels