One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium

One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium Author Kevin Jennings
ISBN-10 9780807055878
Year 2015-08-25
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press

Twenty completely new stories of negotiating the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT educator in the twenty-first century For more than twenty years, the One Teacher in Ten series has served as an invaluable source of strength and inspiration for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender educators. This all-new edition brings together stories from across America—and around the world—resulting in a rich tapestry of varied experiences. From a teacher who feels he must remain closeted in the comparative safety of New York City public schools to teachers who are out in places as far afield as South Africa and China, the teachers and school administrators in One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium prove that LGBT educators are as diverse and complex as humanity itself. Voices largely absent from the first two editions—including transgender people, people of color, teachers working in rural districts, and educators from outside the United States—feature prominently in this new collection, providing a fuller and deeper understanding of the triumphs and challenges of being an LGBT teacher today. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Year of Needy Girls

The Year of Needy Girls Author Patricia A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781617755194
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Akashic Books

"Recalls both Hellman's The Children's Hour and Lehane's Mystic River in a story about murder and false accusations." --Bay Area Reporter "A tense story about a small town swept up in bigotry and paranoia after the brutal murder of a local boy sends the residents into a frenzied witch hunt…Smith’s crisp prose and dedication to realistic moral ambiguity make for a provoking read." --Publishers Weekly "Smith’s first novel successfully builds tension and a sense of dread among the picture-perfect New England fall." --Library Journal XPress Reviews "Smith shows us the power of fiction to fully describe the internal and external forces that set the scene for unfounded accusations...Smith deftly builds tension...Smith shows us both the damage that will be ongoing and the revelations and growth that can arise out of ugly times. This is something to remember for the times ahead." --Lambda Literary "Smith conveys the impact of this prejudicial hostility on two young women who are struggling to make their way in an intolerant world with a tender and delicate understanding in this nuanced tale of identity and misperception, connection and alienation." --Booklist Online Included in BookRiot's list of 9 Small Press Books to Read in January 2017! "This well crafted novel stands out for a number of reasons--the nuanced descriptions of the characters’ complex feelings, the realistic portrayal of how quickly a person’s life and a community can fall into crisis, and the focus on two lesbians and the challenges they face." --World Wide Work "A recommended novel that explores small town bigotry." --She Treads Softly "A tale of persecution where it shouldn't have happened...There are many people you can't trust. And it's hard to tell." --Journey of a Bookseller "Smith is an artist of prose, utilizing her palette to create a complex landscape of anger and ignorance…Extremely relevant." --Thoughts on This n' That "The Year of Needy Girls is a study in hypocrisy and small-town secrets. Patricia A. Smith’s contemporary witch hunt north of Boston is a collision of The Children’s Hour and Mystic River." --Stewart O’Nan, author of Songs for the Missing "The Year of Needy Girls is as much about how fear can cloud our perceptions of both self and other as it is about the persistent search for love and home. Patricia A. Smith's vision is at once keen and generous." --Elizabeth Graver, author of The End of the Point A young boy's murder unleashes chaos in the life of a schoolteacher and a small New England town. Bradley, Massachusetts is in many ways a typical small New England town, but a river divides it in half—on one side, the East End: crowded triple-deckers, the Most Precious Blood parish, and a Brazilian immigrant community; and on the other, the West End: renovated Victorians, Brandywine Academy, and families with last names as venerable as the Mayflower. Deirdre Murphy and her partner Sara Jane (SJ) Edmonds have just moved to their first house—and for the first time are open in their relationship—in the West End, where Deirdre teaches at Brandywine Academy. A dedicated teacher from a working-class background, she is well loved by her students. But the murder of ten-year-old Leo Rivera from the East End changes everything—for Deirdre and SJ, for the girls at Brandywine, and for all of Bradley. And when Deirdre is falsely accused of sexually molesting one of her students, the entire town erupts.

One Teacher in 10

One Teacher in 10 Author Kevin Jennings
ISBN-10 1555832636
Year 1994
Pages 287
Language en
Publisher Alyson Books

Gay teachers share their experiences, and describe the obstacles they have faced and their career successes.

The Right to be Out

The Right to be Out Author Stuart Biegel
ISBN-10 9780816674572
Year 2010
Pages 300
Language en
Publisher U of Minnesota Press

Recognizing the right of LGBT students and educators to be out at school.

Queer Wars

Queer Wars Author Dennis Altman
ISBN-10 9780745698724
Year 2016-03-21
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons

The claim that ?LGBT rights are human rights? encounters fierce opposition in many parts of the world, as governments and religious leaders have used resistance to ?LGBT rights? to cast themselves as defenders of traditional values against neo-colonial interference and western decadence. Queer Wars explores the growing international polarization over sexual rights, and the creative responses from social movements and activists, some of whom face murder, imprisonment or rape because of their perceived sexuality or gender expression. This book asks why sexuality and gender identity have become so vexed an issue between and within nations, and how we can best advocate for change.

What s Wrong with the World

What s Wrong with the World Author G. K. Chesterton
ISBN-10 9781602068209
Year 2007-10-01
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Cosimo, Inc.

British writer GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON (1874-1936) expounded prolifically about his wide-ranging philosophies-he is impossible to categorize as "liberal" or "conservative," for instance-across a wide variety of avenues: he was a literary critic, historian, playwright, novelist, columnist, and poet. This 1910 book is a unified work about all the broad array of worries that trouble the world, but it can be read in essaylike chunks. Discovering Chesterton's inimitable take on: . Wanted, an Unpractical Man . The Free Family . The Wildness of Domesticity . Oppression by Optimism . Wisdom and the Weather . The Unmilitary Suffragette . The Romance of Thrift . The Higher Anarchy . The Truth About Education . The Need for Narrowness . The Staleness of the New Schools . The Empire of the Insect An excellent introduction to the world of G.K. Chesteton, this is a volume as pertinent today as it was a century ago.

It s Complicated

It s Complicated Author danah boyd
ISBN-10 9780300166439
Year 2014-02-25
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher Yale University Press

What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying. Ultimately, boyd argues that society fails young people when paternalism and protectionism hinder teenagers’ ability to become informed, thoughtful, and engaged citizens through their online interactions. Yet despite an environment of rampant fear-mongering, boyd finds that teens often find ways to engage and to develop a sense of identity. Boyd’s conclusions are essential reading not only for parents, teachers, and others who work with teens but also for anyone interested in the impact of emerging technologies on society, culture, and commerce in years to come. Offering insights gleaned from more than a decade of original fieldwork interviewing teenagers across the United States, boyd concludes reassuringly that the kids are all right. At the same time, she acknowledges that coming to terms with life in a networked era is not easy or obvious. In a technologically mediated world, life is bound to be complicated.

Mama s Boy Preacher s Son

Mama s Boy  Preacher s Son Author Kevin Jennings
ISBN-10 0807071471
Year 2007-05-15
Pages 267
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press

Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-GLBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his school days in the conservative South, where “faggot” became more familiar to him than his own name. Creating safe schools for all youth is now a central part of the progressive agenda in American education, and Kevin Jennings is at the forefront of that fight. Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son was featured in People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, and other national media. “Kevin Jennings’s story brought me to tears again and again.” —Martin Moran, author of The Tricky Part: One Boy’s Fall from Trespass into Grace “Kevin Jennings’s moving story takes us from the trailer parks of North Carolina to the halls of Harvard and meetings in the White House—and yet it is the most personal moments he dares to share that speak to our souls and teach the power of education.” —Bob Chase, president emeritus, National Education Association A selection of the InsightOut Book Club Kevin Jennings is the founder and executive director of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, a national education organization working to make schools places where young people learn to value and respect everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. He lives in New York with his partner.

Youth identity and digital media

Youth  identity  and digital media Author David Buckingham
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124055885
Year 2008
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher The MIT Press

Contributors discuss how growing up in a world saturated with digital media affects the development of young people's individual and social identities.Read the complete open access edition HERE.

Difference Matters

Difference Matters Author Brenda J. Allen
ISBN-10 9781478607694
Year 2010-07-19
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Waveland Press

Allens proven ability and flare for presenting complex and oftentimes sensitive topics in nonthreatening ways carry over in the latest edition of Difference Matters. Her down-to-earth analysis of six social identity categories reveals how communication establishes and enacts identity and power dynamics. She provides historical overviews to show how perceptions of gender, race, social class, sexuality, ability, and age have varied throughout time and place. Allen clearly explains pertinent theoretical perspectives and illustrates those and other discussions with real-life experiences (many of which are her own). She also offers practical guidance for how to communicate difference more humanely. While many examples are from organizational contexts, readers from a wide range of backgrounds can relate to them and appreciate their relevance. This eye-opening, vibrant text, suitable for use in a variety of disciplines, motivates readers to think about valuing difference as a positive, enriching feature of society. Interactive elements such as Spotlights on Media, I.D. Checks, Tool Kits, and Reflection Matters questions awaken interest, awareness, and creative insights for change.

The Beauty Myth Vintage Feminism Short Edition

The Beauty Myth  Vintage Feminism Short Edition Author Naomi Wolf
ISBN-10 9781473521964
Year 2015-03-05
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Random House

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

Unmasking Identities

Unmasking Identities Author Janna Marie Jackson
ISBN-10 9780739162163
Year 2007-08-13
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher Lexington Books

Based on a qualitative research study of gay and lesbian teachers, Unmasking Identities explores how gay and lesbian teachers bring together their identities in a climate where the two have historically been pitted against each other. Janna Marie Jackson demonstrates that participants made direct and indirect connections between their experiences related to being gay or lesbian and their classroom practices of promoting social justice and building on students' understandings. This process of integrating their sexual identities with their roles as teachers was facilitated and inhibited by several factors including the community atmosphere, school culture, and family status. This unique book explores what happens when identities are oppressed and suppressed and the consequences when they finally break free. Unmasking Identities provides theoretical understandings and practical advice for teachers, administrators, and policy-makers who are concerned about gay and lesbian issues. This engaging text will appeal to those interested in gender studies and issues in education.

The Harper Record

The Harper Record Author Teresa Healy
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131672409
Year 2008-01-01
Pages 503
Language en
Publisher Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives = Centre Canadien de

Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled

Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled Author Joseph Adam Pearson
ISBN-10 0985772883
Year 2014-07-01
Pages 264
Language en

The book version of "Christianity and Homosexuality Reconciled: New Thinking for a New Millennium!" has been available on the internet in various digitized formats from its first copyright in 1999 up through the publication of this edition in 2014. During that period of time, the book has had more than 200,000 downloads. This book presents biological, historical, and scriptural aspects for understanding the reconciliation of Christianity and homosexuality from a Christian evangelical perspective. This well-read book fulfills its promise to be especially helpful to both heterosexual people and homosexual people who are struggling with the issue of reconciliation from a Biblical perspective. Titles of this book's chapters include: "Reconciliation and Coming Out" (Chapter One), "Controversial Human Rights Issues in the Christian Church" (Chapter Two), "The Seeming Dilemma" (Chapter Three), "Revisiting Sodom and Sodomites" (Chapter Four), "Levitical Law and Grace" (Chapter Five), and "Christian Ethics and Homosexual People" (Chapter Six). This book is meant to be read, reread, and studied. Its author hopes that each reader takes to heart the truths contained within it, that its truths help each reader to grow spiritually, and that each reader is inspired and better prepared to discuss and share these truths with others. This book is intended to serve the God of the Holy Bible by serving others and to serve others by serving God in providing a clearly-written and cogent account of how Christianity and homosexuality are reconcilable to each other (i.e., compatible with one another). Readers with inquiring and open minds will not be disappointed with the well-researched theme of this book. All net proceeds from the sale of this book go to support branch campuses of Christ Evangelical Bible Institute (CEBI) outside of the United States. CEBI International Branch Campuses are currently located in India, Tanzania, and the Philippines.