LGBT People and the UK Cultural Sector

The Response of Libraries, Museums, Archives and Heritage since 1950

Author: John Vincent

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317105486

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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This book examines the complex and conflicting relationships between LGBT people and our cultural and heritage organisations including libraries, museums and archives. In this unique book established author John Vincent draws together current good practice, and also highlights issues which urgently still need to be addressed. To set the work of libraries, museums and archives in context, Vincent traces the development of LGBT rights in the UK. He goes on to examine some of the reasons for hostility and hatred against this minority group and critically explores provision that has been made by cultural and heritage organisations. He offers examples of good practice - not only from the UK, but from across the world - and draws up an essential 'charter' for future development. This compelling, practical book should be read by managers and staff in libraries, museums and archives around the world looking for guidance on this important issue.
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Queer Youth and Media Cultures

Author: Christopher Pullen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137383550

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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This collection explores the representation and performance of queer youth in media cultures, primarily examining TV, film and online new media. Specific themes of investigation include the context of queer youth suicide and educational strategies to avert this within online new media, and the significance of coming out videos produced online.
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Ordinary in Brighton?: LGBT, Activisms and the City

Author: Kath Browne,Leela Bakshi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317085159

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Ordinary in Brighton? offers the first large scale examination of the impact of the UK equalities legislation on lesbian, gay, bi- and trans (LGBT) lives, and the effects of these changes on LGBT political activism. Using the participatory research project, Count Me In Too, this book investigates the material issues of social/spatial injustice that were pertinent for some - but not all- LGBT people, and explores activisms working in partnership that operated with/within the state. Ordinary in Brighton? explores the unevenly felt consequences of assimilation and inclusion in a city that was compelled to provide a place (literally and figuratively) for LGBT people. Brighton itself is understood to be exceptional, and exploring this specific location provides insights into how place operates as constitutive of lives and activisms. Despite its placing as ’the gay capital’ and its long history as a favoured location of LGBT people, there is very little academic or popular literature published about this city. This book offers insights into the first decade of the 21st century when sexual and gender dissidents supposedly became ordinary here, rather than exceptional and transgressive. It argues that geographical imaginings of this city as the ’gay capital’ formed activisms that sought positive social change for LGBT people. The possibilities of legislative change and urban inclusivities enabled some LGBT people to live ordinary lives, but this potential existed in tension with normalisations and exclusions. Alongside the necessary critiques, Ordinary in Brighton? asks for conceptualisations of the creative and co-operative possibilities of ordinariness. The book concludes by differentiating the exclusionary ideals of normalisation from the possibilities of ordinariness, which has the potential to render a range of people not only in-place, but commonplace. All royalties from this book will be donated to Allsorts Youth Project, Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboa
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Cultural Economy

Cultural Analysis and Commercial Life

Author: Paul du Gay,Michael Pryke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412931908

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Phrases such as `corporate culture', `market culture' and the `knowledge economy', have now become familiar clarion calls in the world of work. They are calls that have echoed through organizations and markets. Clearly something is happening to the ways markets and organizations are being represented and intervened in and this signals a need to reassess their very constitution. In particular, the once clean divide that placed the economy, dealt with mainly by economists, on one side, and culture, addressed chiefly by those in anthropology, sociology and the other `cultural sciences', on the other, can no longer hold. This volume presents the work of an international group of academics from a range of disciplines including sociology, media and cultural studies, social anthropology and geography, all of whom are involved not only in thinking `culture' into the economy but thinking culture and economy together.
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A Historical Guide to NGOs in Britain

Charities, Civil Society and the Voluntary Sector since 1945

Author: M. Hilton,N. Crowson,J. Mouhot,J. McKay

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137029021

Category: History

Page: 399

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Aiming to furnish the reader with the historical data to engage with the debates surrounding the Cameron government's 'Big Society' and civil society, this book gives the reader a greater and more informed historical consciousness of how the NGO sector has grown and influenced.
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Sunshine and Rainbows

The Development of Gay and Lesbian Culture in Queensland

Author: Clive Moore

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702232084

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Sunshine and Rainbowsis a history of the development of homosexuality as an Australian subculture. Proceeding chronologically from the 1820s through to the vibrant alternative culture that exists in 2000, Sunshine and Rainbowsargues that the manner in which gay and lesbian identity has been constructed in Queensland is typical of Australia generally. Beginning with isolated acts suppressed by criminal law and medical opinion, a homosexual identity developed, which by the mid-nineteenth century was based on male appropriation of space.Sunshine and Rainbowsdiscusses the different roles of gay men and lesbians in the subculture, arguing that by the end of the twentieth century a transition had occurred to a fully-developed alternative culture.
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The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations

Author: Savita Kumra,Ruth Simpson,Ronald J. Burke

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191632759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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The issue of gender in organizations has attracted much attention and debate over a number of years. The focus of examination is inequality of opportunity between the genders and the impact this has on organizations, individual men and women, and society as a whole. It is undoubtedly the case that progress has been made with women participating in organizational life in greater numbers and at more senior levels than has been historically the case, challenging notions that senior and/or influential organizational and political roles remain a masculine domain. The Oxford Handbook of Gender in Organizations is a comprehensive analysis of thinking and research on gender in organizations with original contributions from key international scholars in the field. The Handbook comprises four sections. The first looks at the theoretical roots and potential for theoretical development in respect of the topic of gender in organizations. The second section focuses on leadership and management and the gender issues arising in this field; contributors review the extensive literature and reflect on progress made as well as commenting on hurdles yet to be overcome. The third section considers the gendered nature of careers. Here the focus is on querying traditional approaches to career, surfacing embedded assumptions within traditional approaches, and assessing potential for alternative patterns to evolve, taking into account the nature of women's lives and the changing nature of organizations. In its final section the Handbook examines masculinity in organizations to assess the diversity of masculinities evident within organizations and the challenges posed to those outside the norm. In bringing together a broad range of research and thinking on gender in organizations across a number of disciplines, sub-disciplines, and conceptual perspectives, the Handbook provides a comprehensive view of both contemporary thinking and future research directions.
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Contemporary British Queer Performance

Author: S. Greer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137027339

Category: Psychology

Page: 245

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This book examines queer performance in Britain since the early 1990s, arguing for the significance of emerging collaborative modes of practice. Using queer theory and the history of early lesbian and gay theatre to examine claims to representation among other things, it interrogates the relationships through which recent works have been presented.
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International Conference Arte-Polis 2

Creative Communities and the Making of Place, Sharing Creative Experiences, Bandung, 8-9 August 2008 : Proceedings

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Best Inclusion Practices

LGBT Diversity

Author: M. Alonso

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137033940

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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Aims to increase awareness about the specific circumstances of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) diversity. Based on a wide array of literature this volume provides a global vision of this reality, explaining the evolution of homosexuality during history and reasons why it has been considered a sin, an illness and a crime.
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Intimate Enemies

Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain

Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366920

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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Intimate Enemies describes the creation of a journalistically induced panic in Great Britain during the the 1980s - a decade of intense concern about a closely related set of perceived problems: sexual abuse of children, child pornography, satanic rituals, and serial murder. It was widely alleged that such practices became more common during the decade, and the notoriety attracted major attention from the mass media, as well as from agencies in law enforcement, social welfare, and mental health.
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Die Tage der Anna Madrigal

Die letzten Stadtgeschichten

Author: Armistead Maupin

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644400288

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Armistead Maupins Stadtgeschichten sind legendär. Im Mittelpunkt des neunten und letzten Bandes steht Anna Madrigal, die legendäre Transgender-Dame und Hausherrin der Barbary Lane 28. Madrigal ist 92 Jahre alt und wünscht sich nichts mehr als einen ladyliken Abgang. Mit ihrem früheren Mieter Brian fährt sie nach Winnemucca, wo Madrigal – damals noch ein 16-jähriger Junge μ aus dem Puff, der ihr Zuhause war, weggelaufen ist. Auf dieser Reise bringt sie Geheimnisse ans Licht und stellt sich lange verdrängten Konflikten. «Die Tage der Anna Madrigal» ist ein spannendes, lustiges und berührendes Buch und ein würdiger Abschluss einer traditionsreichen Serie.
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The Museums Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Museums

Page: N.A

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"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.
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Arab Media Moguls

Community, Legitimacy and Public Life

Author: Naomi Sakr

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857737473

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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People are on the move across the Arab world, organizing politically in new ways. The Arab media have also undergone a transformation and are still in a state of flux. It is therefore crucial to be able to discuss political initiatives in the region in the light of media developments. This authoritative book answers key questions about the connections between media and political change in the Arab world. Using research into, for example, practices of Internet users, journalists, demonstrators and producers of reality TV, it explores the interface between public interaction over the airwaves, at the polls and on the streets. A lively group of contributors explores such issues as whether young people are served well by new media, whether blogging is an influential political tool, whether satellite news helps or hinders diasporic communities politically, and much more. Engaging with debates at the heart of public affairs and popular culture in Arab countries, this book addresses everyone who seeks to grasp the media politics of this central, often misunderstood region.
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Community Filmmaking

Diversity, Practices and Places

Author: Sarita Malik,Caroline Chapain,Roberta Comunian

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317283872

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 286

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This book examines the role of community filmmaking in society and its connection with issues of cultural diversity, innovation, policy and practice in various places. Deploying a range of examples from Europe, North America, Australia and Hong Kong, the chapters show that film emerging from outside the mainstream film industries and within community contexts can lead to innovation in terms of both content and processes and a better representation of the cultural diversity of a range of communities and places. The book aims to situate the community filmmaker as the central node in the complex network of relationships between diverse communities, funding bodies, policy and the film industries.
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The Social Significance of Health Promotion

Author: Fellow with the University Committee on Human Rights Studies and a Lecturer in Anthropology and Social Studies Theodore MacDonald,Theodore Macdonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134416334

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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The Social Significance of Health Promotion sets health promotion in its historical context and delineates its contemporary role. It explores the potential of health promotion to impact on our social values and sense of community. The book begins by exploring the historical roots of health promotion and its relationship to the medical model of health. It moves on to present analyses of contemporary health promotion programmes in which the contributors are actively engaged. These chapters discuss current questions for health promotion from a practitioner perspective and from the point of view of their social impact. They cover a wide range of topical issues such as exclusion and inclusion, the mental health of children, the role of alternative medicine, and health in the workplace. Emphasising the centrality of empowerment, participation and advocacy to an effective health promotion programme, The Social Significance of Health Promotion brings students and health professionals right up to date with the latest initiatives and theories.
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Sexual Orientation Discrimination

An International Perspective

Author: Lee Badgett,Jeff Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135987645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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Having recently authored one of the most significant books, Money, Myths and Change, in this exciting area of economics, Lee Badgett has now teamed up with Jeff Frank and a collection of international contributors to provide an analysis of sexual orientation discrimination on an international scale. Discrimination based on sexual orientation continues to fuel collective action, policy debates and academic scrutiny in many countries. For some time, sociologists and psychologists have studied sexual orientation discrimination in institutions and explored prejudices against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in mainstream areas. Now economists have also begun to examine the experiences of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals in less traditional research sectors including the labour, housing, credit, and retail markets. This book includes sections on: wages and jobs discrimination across institutional contexts discrimination in cultural institutions including religion, education and sport addressing discrimination through public policies. Innovative and up-to-date this book is an essential read for postgraduate students studying in the areas of political economy, gender studies and feminist economics.
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Pink Therapy

A Guide for Counsellors and Therapists Working with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

Author: Davies, Dominic

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335191452

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

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A guide for counselors and therapists working with people who are lesbian, gay or bisexual. It provides an overview of lesbian, gay and bisexual psychology, and examines some of the differences between lesbians, gays and bisexuals, and heterosexuals. It proposes a model of gay affirmative therapy.
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