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Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas (Series Q) download ebook
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0822326043
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978-0822326045
Author:
Esther Newton
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Duke University Press Books (November 22, 2000)
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360 pages
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Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay also includes photographs from Newton’s personal and professional life

Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay also includes photographs from Newton’s personal and professional life. With wise and revealing discussions of the complex relations between experience and philosophy, the personal and the political, and identities and practices, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is important for anyone interested in the birth and growth of gay and lesbian studies.

Personal Essays, Public Ideas. This collection of essays by cultural anthropologist Esther Newton can be considered an intellectual autobiography. Series Q. More about this series. Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay also includes photographs from Newton’s personal and professional life.

Newton, Esther (2000) Margaret Mead made me gay: personal essays, public ideas. Newton, Esther (forthcoming) My Butch Career: A Queer Life in Anthropology. Durham: Duke University Press. New York: St. Martin's Press. Esther Newton faculty profile at SUNY Purchase.

Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay also includes photographs from Newton’s personal and professional life. Duke University Press, 22 нояб.

Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is the intellectual autobiography of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, a pioneer in gay and lesbian studies. Chronicling the development of her ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this collection covers a range of topics such as why we need more precise sexual vocabularies, why there have been fewer women doing drag than men, and how academia can make itself more hospitable to queers. Books related to Margaret Mead Made Me Gay. Skip this list. by Esther Newton, Michèle Aina Barale, Michael Moon, Jonathan Goldberg, Judith Halberstam, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Esther Newton is Professor of Anthropology and Kempner Distinguished Professor at State University of New York at Purchase. Margaret Mead Made Me Gay - eBook. Michael Moon, Jonathan Goldberg, Esther Newton, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Michèle Aina Barale, Judith Halberstam.

Margaret Mead made me gay: personal essays, public ideas. The entry covers feminist critiques of kinship studies, gay and lesbian and queer kinship studies, and the ways in which biological kinship categories remain important to modern nation states.

She identifies as lesbian [Newton, Esther (2000) "Margaret Mead made me gay: personal essays, public ideas". Esther Newton is in a long-term partnership with controversial lesbian-feminist performance artist Holly Hughes.

Esther Newton is in a long-term partnership with controversial lesbian-feminist performance artist Holly Hughes. Newton, Esther (1968) "The drag queens; a study in urban anthropology.

Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is the intellectual autobiography of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, a pioneer in gay and lesbian studies. Chronicling the development of her ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this collection covers a range of topics such as why we need more precise sexual vocabularies, why there have been fewer women doing drag than men, and how academia can make itself more hospitable to queers. It brings together such classics as “The Mythic Mannish Lesbian” and “Dick(less) Tracy and the Homecoming Queen” with entirely new work such as “Theater: Gay Anti-Church.”Newton’s provocative essays detail a queer academic career while offering a behind-the-scenes view of academic homophobia. In four sections that correspond to major periods and interests in her life—”Drag and Camp,” “Lesbian-Feminism,” “Butch,” and “Queer Anthropology”—the volume reflects her successful struggle to create a body of work that uses cultural anthropology to better understand gender oppression, early feminism, theatricality and performance, and the sexual and erotic dimensions of fieldwork. Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay also includes photographs from Newton’s personal and professional life.With wise and revealing discussions of the complex relations between experience and philosophy, the personal and the political, and identities and practices, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is important for anyone interested in the birth and growth of gay and lesbian studies.
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  • Sadaron above the Gods
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  • Windworker
Esther Newton is an extremely gifted thinker and writer. She points up important issues for gender studies in a clear and compelling, and still quite groundbreaking, style. This book works very diligently and successfully at several levels: as a historical narrative of the trajectory of Newton's life and career; as a theoretical discourse which is situated specifically by her historical narrative; as a critique of and a profound contribution to her profession, anthropology; as a powerful argument for the inevitable relationship between theory and history; as a courageous and provocative piece of scholarship.
Many of these essays were written early in the second wave of feminism, so the issues they engage point up the degree to which Newton has been ahead of her time. That she narrativizes the essays as the historical life of an academic (herself) attests to the fact that she is still ahead of her time: everything-- political, academic, social, sexual--is lived. There are no categories which happen outside of the people who make them.
Because of Newton's autobiographical, comfortable style, it should be noted that the book, although clearly academic, is a fairly easy read.
  • Hatе&love
The book is simply amazing.
  • X-MEN
Newton has no concept of reality. This collection is nothing but more feminist banter standing upon a foundation of pagan thought at a teenage comprehension level.

Whether you find yourself rooting with liberals or conservatives there is no level of scholarship to be found anywhere the truth has been subdued.