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Affirmation, Care Ethics, and LGBT Identity

Authors: Johnston, Tim R.

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About this book

In this book, Johnston argues that affirmation is not only encouragement or support, but also the primary mechanism we use to form our identities and create safe spaces. Using the work of feminist care ethics and the thinking of French philosopher Henri Bergson to examine responses to school bullying and abuses faced by LGBT older adults, he provides the theoretical analysis and practical tools LGBT people and their allies need to make all spaces, public and private, spaces in which we can live openly as members of the LGBT community.

With its combination of philosophical theory and on-the-ground activist experience, this text will be useful to anyone interested in philosophy, women’s and gender studies, psychology, aging, geriatrics, and LGBT activism. 

About the authors

Tim R. Johnston, PhD is the Assistant Director of Social Enterprise and Training for SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders), the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to GLBT older adults. He is responsible for overseeing SAGE’s national cultural competency training program.

Reviews

“Affirmation, Care Ethics, and LGBT Identity is a timely and original contribution to ethical philosophy, feminist theory, and LGBT studies. Johnston’s argument for affirmation as an ethical obligation is an important contribution to addressing the seemingly disparate problems of bullying and care for the elderly.” – Ellen Feder, William Fraser McDowell Professor of Philosophy and Social Policy, American University

“This book explores the need for affirmation as experienced by members of two different LGBT cohorts. The author combines theory and practice by drawing on philosophy, ethics, first-hand reports and popular culture examples. Significantly, the project adopts a life course perspective, which makes a strong and innovative contribution to the field. Moreover, it is a brave work, offering solutions to complex and pressing issues.” – Justine McGovern, Assistant Professor, Lehman College, USA

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Need for Affirming Spaces

    Johnston, Tim R.

    Pages 1-10

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  • Affirmation and Care Ethics

    Johnston, Tim R.

    Pages 11-32

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  • Embodied Memory and Fluid Mobility

    Johnston, Tim R.

    Pages 33-58

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  • Affirmation and Adolescent Bullying

    Johnston, Tim R.

    Pages 59-77

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  • LGBT Aging and Elder Abuse

    Johnston, Tim R.

    Pages 79-97

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Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59304-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59408-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Affirmation, Care Ethics, and LGBT Identity
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59304-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59304-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59408-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 107
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