This identify takes on phrases and expressions that malign gender or sexual orientation, or create controversy and confusion. a few of the phrases or expressions during this dictionary are recognizeable without delay for his or her bias, others are phrases we regularly use with no figuring out their underlying which means or with out figuring out how their meanings were twisted to fit the needs of these who demean others. The expressions make clear how our lives are formed by way of realized notions of gender and sexual orientation - particularly, how phrases are used to place a few teams down and privilege others. The dictionary offers: etymologies, replacement spellings, the whole diversity of definitions, alterations in that means over the years or between a number of teams, and quotations.
Read Online or Download Wimmin, Wimps & Wallflowers: An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Gender and Sexual Orientation Bias in the United States PDF
Similar Dictionaries books
Adjectives have lengthy suffered from undesirable press. for a few years, English academics were keen on telling scholars that "adjectives are the enemy of nouns, and adverbs are the enemy of every thing else. "While it is nonetheless a good idea to heed your English teacher's suggestion on so much different concerns, The hugely Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the terribly Literate proves that breaking yes ideas could make written and spoken language that a lot livelier, including much-needed colour, type, and adornment.
This can be the single totally illustrated telecommunciations dictionary wherever. it really is thoroughly updated - revised and increased to incorporate streaming media, electronic content material, and MPEG-4/MPEG-7 assurance. It beneficial properties: greater than 4000 concise, exact definitions; six hundred illustrations; over 8000 references; an absolutely searchable CD-ROM with the full dictionary in searchable PDF layout; and, a thousand bonus pages of certain assurance from 30 different notable McGraw-Hill technical references.
Totally revised and up-to-date for the 7th variation, this market-leading dictionary is the ideal consultant for somebody learning biology, both in school or collage. With greater than 5,500 transparent and concise entries, it offers complete insurance of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries comprise phrases akin to Broca's region, comparative genomic hybridization, replicate neuron, and Pandoravirus.
This bestselling dictionary comprises greater than 9,500 entries on all elements of chemistry, physics, biology (including human biology), earth sciences, desktop technological know-how, and astronomy. This totally revised version contains 1000's of latest entries, comparable to bone morphogenetic protein, conference on organic range, genome enhancing, Ice dice scan, multi-core processor, PhyloCode, quarkonium, and around the globe Telescope, bringing it totally brand new in parts similar to nanotechnology, quantum physics, molecular biology, genomics, and the technology of weather switch.
Extra info for Wimmin, Wimps & Wallflowers: An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Gender and Sexual Orientation Bias in the United States