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By Tim R. Johnston

In this publication, Johnston argues that confirmation is not just encouragement or help, but in addition the first mechanism we use to shape our identities and create secure areas. utilizing the paintings of feminist care ethics and the contemplating French thinker Henri Bergson to ascertain responses to varsity bullying and abuses confronted by way of LGBT older adults, he offers the theoretical research and sensible instruments LGBT humans and their allies have the desire to make all areas, private and non-private, areas during which we will stay brazenly as individuals of the LGBT community.

With its mixture of philosophical idea and on-the-ground activist event, this article will be worthwhile to an individual attracted to philosophy, women’s and gender stories, psychology, getting older, geriatrics, and LGBT activism.

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Cheshire Calhoun. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kittay, Eva Feder. 1999. Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency. New York: Routledge. Lindemann, Hilde. 2014. Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. RuPaul. 1996. Lettin It All Hang Out: An Autobiography. New York: Hyperion. CHAPTER 3 Embodied Memory and Fluid Mobility Abstract This chapter turns to the work of French philosopher Henri Bergson to accomplish two goals.

R. 1 A week after posting that flag a constituent came into her office. He was obviously agitated and having a difficult time articulating what was bothering him. The case manager described how he scanned the room, hands fidgeting and breathing heavily, until he looked over her shoulder and noticed the rainbow flag. He immediately locked eyes with her and his entire body relaxed, almost as if he were deflating. After several minutes he calmed down, his entire demeanor now much more relaxed, and then proceeded to come out to her as a gay man and describe some difficulties he was experiencing at the center because of his sexual orientation.

2004. Taking Care: Care as Practice and Value. In Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers, ed. Cheshire Calhoun. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Kittay, Eva Feder. 1999. Love’s Labor: Essays on Women, Equality and Dependency. New York: Routledge. Lindemann, Hilde. 2014. Holding and Letting Go: The Social Practice of Personal Identities. Oxford: Oxford University Press. RuPaul. 1996. Lettin It All Hang Out: An Autobiography. New York: Hyperion. CHAPTER 3 Embodied Memory and Fluid Mobility Abstract This chapter turns to the work of French philosopher Henri Bergson to accomplish two goals.

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