View Category: Psychology

Photo Name/Description Status
Image Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer”
(271 Pages) DIVThe relationship between black queer subjects and debasement as portrayed within popular culture texts and films./div
Available for Checkout
Image Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation
(352 Pages) Praise for Microaggressions in Everyday Life "In a very constructive way, Dr. Sue provides time-testedpsychological suggestions to make our society free ofmicroaggressions. It is a brilliant resource and ideal teachingtool for all those who wish to alter the forces that promote painfor people." —Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPPPresident, AmericanPsychological Association "Microaggressions in Everyday Life offers an insightful,scholarly, and thought-provoking analysis of the existence ofsubtle, often unintentional biases, and their profound impact onmembers of traditionally disadvantaged groups. The concept ofmicroaggressions is one of the most important developments in thestudy of intergroup relations over the past decade, and this volumeis the definitive source on the topic." —John F. Dovidio, PhD Professor of Psychology, YaleUniversity "Derald Wing Sue has written a must-read book for anyone whodeals with diversity at any level. Microaggressions in EverydayLife will bring great rewards in understanding and awarenessalong with practical guides to put them to good use." —James M. Jones, PhD Professor of Psychology and Directorof Black American Studies, University of Delaware "This is a major contribution to the multicultural discourse andto understanding the myriad ways that discrimination can berepresented and its insidious effects. Accessible and welldocumented, it is a pleasure to read." —Beverly Greene, PhD, ABPP Diplomate in ClinicalPsychology and Professor of Psychology, St. John'sUniversity A transformative look at covert bias, prejudice, anddiscrimination with hopeful solutions for their eventualdissolution Written by bestselling author Derald Wing Sue,Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Race, Gender, and SexualOrientation is a first-of-its-kind guide on the subject ofmicroaggressions. This book insightfully looks at the various kindsof microaggressions and their psychological effects on bothperpetrators and their targets. Thought provoking and timely, Dr.Sue suggests realistic and optimistic guidance forcombating—and ending—microaggressions in oursociety.
Available for Checkout
Image Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer
(170 Pages) A one-stop, no-nonsense introduction to the work of postmodern theorists like Jacques Derrida, Michael Foucault and Judith Butler that has redefined women's, gay and gender studies. Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire.
Available for Checkout
Image Running with Scissors: A Memoir
(336 Pages) The #1 New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Top Ten Book of the Year Now a Major Motion Picture Running with Scissors is the true story of a boy whose mother (a poet with delusions of Anne Sexton) gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who bore a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. At the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor, living with the doctor's bizarre family, and befriending a pedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year-round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull, an electroshock therapy machine could provide entertainment. The funny, harrowing, and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances. Running with Scissors Acknowledgments Gratitude doesn’t begin to describe it: Jennifer Enderlin, Christopher Schelling, John Murphy, Gregg Sullivan, Kim Cardascia, Michael Storrings, and everyone at St. Martin’s Press. Thank you: Lawrence David, Suzanne Finnamore, Robert Rodi, Bret Easton Ellis, Jon Pepoon, Lee Lodes, Jeff Soares, Kevin Weidenbacher, Lynda Pearson, Lona Walburn, Lori Greenburg, John DePretis, and Sheila Cobb. I would also like to express my appreciation to my mother and father for, no matter how inadvertently, giving me such a memorable childhood. Additionally, I would like to thank the real-life members of the family portrayed in this book for taking me into their home and accepting me as one of their own. I recognize that their memories of the events described in this book are different than my own. They are each fine, decent, and hard-working people. The book was not intended to hurt the family. Both my publisher and I regret any unintentional harm resulting from the publishing and marketing of Running with Scissors. Most of all, I would like to thank my brother for demonstrating, by example, the importance of being wholly unique.
Available for Checkout
Image The New Gay Teenager
(272 Pages) Argues that the standard image of gay youth as depressed, isolated, and drug-dependent that was presented by mental health researchers twenty years ago may have been exaggerated and offers a more accurate portrayal of gay youths in the early twenty-first century.
Available for Checkout