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Rothblum, Esther D.

Works: 91 works in 334 publications in 1 language and 13,073 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Abstracts 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Contributor, edi
Classifications: RC451.4.W6, 362.196398
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Esther D Rothblum
Boston marriages : romantic but asexual relationships among contemporary lesbians by Esther D Rothblum( )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fat studies reader by Esther D Rothblum( Book )

10 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have all seen the segments on television news shows: A fat person walking on the sidewalk, her face out of frame so she can't be identified, as some disconcerting findings about the "obesity epidemic" stalking the nation are read by a disembodied voice. And we have seen the movies, their obvious lack of large leading actors silently speaking volumes. From the government, health industry, diet industry, news media, and popular culture we hear that we should all be focused on our weight. But is this national obsession with weight and thinness good for us? Or is it just another form of prejudice, one with especially dire consequences for many already disenfranchised groups? For decades a growing group of scholars has been examining the role of body weight in society, critiquing the underlying assumptions, prejudices, and effects of how people perceive and relate to fatness. This burgeoning movement, known as fat studies, includes scholars from every field, as well as activists, artists, and intellectuals. This book brings together fifty-three diverse voices to explore a wide range of topics related to body weight. From the historical construction of fatness to public health policy, from job discrimination to social class disparities, from chick lit to airline seats, this collection covers it all. Edited by two leaders in the field, it is a resource that provides a historical overview of fat studies, an in depth examination of the movement's fundamental concerns, and an up-to-date look at its innovative research
Lesbian ex-lovers : the really long-term relationships by Esther D Rothblum( )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This inside look into the hearts and minds of women renegotiating their relationships with each other offers personal insight into the diverse possibilities and pitfalls of ex-lover relationships. Lesbian Ex-Lovers: The Really Long-Term Relationships contains personal stories, fictional accounts, poetry, and theoretical analyses of the frequency and significance of ex-lovers at different stages in a relationship."--Jacket
Lesbian friendships : for ourselves and each other( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lesbian communities : festivals, RVs, and the Internet by Esther D Rothblum( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has been co-published simultaneously as Journal of Lesbian Studies, volume 9, numbers 1/2 (2005) and describes different lesbian communities-physical, spiritual, and virtual (online)-that provide practical help, emotional support and outlets for creative expression
The Stereotyping of women : its effects on mental health by Violet Franks( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preventing heterosexism and homophobia by Esther D Rothblum( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even in today's society, gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals experience multiple pressures and constraints related to their chosen lifestyles, in addition to the stresses of everyday life. This dual tension can result in psychopathology among gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals. Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia examines the gay and lesbian experience in light of this tension and points toward a future free of heterosexism. The stress of "coming out," the uncertainty of parenting their children, and the difficulties facing ethnic minority lesbians and bisexuals cannot be adequately addressed without confronting the heterosexual bias in society. The contributors to this informative volume propose methods geared to the elimination of the heterosexual bias in various settings - health care, therapy, communities, corporate America, and education. Ultimately, this book examines both the risks and joys of being gay, lesbian, and bisexual, and how to prevent heterosexism and its effects on the lives of all people, including those of heterosexuals
Lesbians in academia : degrees of freedom by Beth Mintz( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology presents 37 papers which address various aspects of the professional paths of academic lesbians. An introduction identifies the following themes: (1) a particular academic setting did not predict women's experiences; and (2) women's experiences were predicted by the particular academic cohort they represented divided into three generations (the first women in a department, the second or third women in a department, and women who had been trained with and by other women). The introduction also notes that, overall, the accounts are quite positive. It is suggested that being a lesbian in academia may be easier for U.S. women than for women in many other nations. Twenty-nine of the papers provide personal narratives; two papers analyze the lesbian experience; four papers focus on race, class, age and the question of identity politics; and two papers examine lesbian studies, queer studies, and theorizing the lesbian experience. (Db)
Faces of women and aging( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the diverse ways aging women attempt to deal with the universal challenges of loss, sickness, and death along with the problems of being old women in a society that values women mainly as sexual partners or producers of children. Old women are often seen as poor, powerless, and pitiful in our sexist and youth-oriented society. The truth is that women age much more successfully than do men and they are increasingly in the majority as our population ages. These truths and others are presented in Faces of Women and Aging--a collection written by women, a number of whom are themselves old
Refugee women and their mental health : shattered societies, shattered lives( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores processes of recovery from the traumas experienced by women refugees from all over the world, and offers a variety of models for the application of feminist theory to the plight of women refugees
Classics in lesbian studies by Esther D Rothblum( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classics in Lesbian Studies takes a major step in giving the lesbian experience its own unique voice within scholarship and the larger world society. Thus, it is devoted exclusively to the lesbian experience and serves as a vehicle for the promotion of scholarship and commentary on lesbianism from an international perspective. Not only does it ensure that "classic" pieces are not forgotten by new generations of students and scholars, it also spurs further lesbian research, writing, theory, and scholarship. In Classics in Lesbian Studies, you are introduced to descriptive, theoretical
Women in the Antarctic( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Women in the Antarctic, you'll discover how the world's social and scientific communities know much more about the Antarctic because of the female navy personnel, reporters, pilots, and expedition leaders who have challenged - and tamedits icy, snowswept domain
Women and sex therapy : closing the circle of sexual knowledge by Ellen Cole( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding feminist scholars present seldom discussed women’s views of sexuality. In the past, there has been little feminist discussion among sexuality professionals and between feminist therapists and sex therapists. The valuable ideas expressed by the contributors to this book are aimed at increasing the possibilities for all therapists and counselors to discuss with their clients the nature of sexuality, and in particular, what women feel about sex. Professionals provide remarkable perspectives on issues that concern all women--orgasm, the double standard, new reproductive options, intimacy, bisexuality, and more
Feminist foremothers in women's studies, psychology, and mental health by Ellen Cole( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les figures proéminentes du féminisme aux USA, décrivent leur combat et comment il a influencé leur vie
Treating women's fear of failure by Ellen Cole( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new book looks at an important issue--the emotional impact of success upon women--at a time when opportunities are more available to them than ever before. Using research, clinical experience, and personal anecdotes, the contributors examine the timely issues of women and worry, women's sense of their own entitlement, fear of success and fear of failure, and women's impostor feelings. The dilemma that feminist therapists frequently experience of encouraging women clients, often superbly qualified in their fields, to take a risk that might involve rejection or failure, is highlighted here
Women's mental health in Africa( Book )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bevat 8 bijdragen over o.a.: aids, familie-planning, seksualiteit, bezeten zijn, en het overlijden van de echtgenoot
Wilderness therapy for women : the power of adventure by Ellen Cole( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilderness Therapy for Women offers women risktaking adventure activities in the outdoors as an alternative to traditional therapy. The contributing authors illustrate the empowerment, confidence, and self-esteem women can derive from adventure and experiential activities. This is the first book of its kind devoted to the symbolic value of wilderness accomplishments to women's mental health. Wilderness Therapy for Women unites women with nature and each other by lifting the social constraints surrounding women in adventure pursuits. It offers women a new method of healing while developing an appreciation for the uniqueness of the environment. Daring experiences in the outdoors rekindles a sense of strength and a respect for the provider of that strength. A therapeutic experience from the outdoors provides women with an awareness of their capabilities to strengthen and preserve themselves and their surroundings. This book is divided into four parts: Theoretical Perspectives, Wilderness Therapy in Action, Special Populations, and Personal Narratives. Readers will find many topics of interest including: Body image and wilderness therapy The therapeutic value of the wilderness Ethical considerations of experiential therapy Ropes courses for women All-women's river trips Special populations: rape and incest survivors, welfare mothers, and mid-life women
Lesbianism : affirming nontraditional roles by Esther D Rothblum( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper discusses possible roles of a counselor in affirming a client's lesbianism. In 1983, it was legal to be a lesbian in only 26 states. Of 55 other countries on which statistics were available, lesbianism was legal in 18 countries. The prevailing view on lesbianism by mental health professionals today seems to be one of cautious acceptance. Mental health professionals need to understand the issues which are vital to the lesbian experience. Most lesbians are single; mental health statistics reveal that being single is psychologically "healthier" for women than being married. Research comparing lesbians and heterosexual women has not found consistent differences in mental health, with the exception of higher self-esteem for lesbians. Lesbianism involves a process of "coming out" and most lesbians are in their 20s before they begin having lesbian relationships. Lesbians usually have fewer and more long-term relationships than gay men. For lesbian couples, there is a large emphasis on emotional closeness, love, and security. Compared with heterosexual women, lesbians are less likely to be in sexually monogamous relationships and are more likely to have personal autonomy. Several issues confront lesbian mothers that are not concerns for heterosexual parents. Hopefully, an understanding of these issues will help to decrease homophobic stereotypes about lesbians and will demonstrate how the lesbian experience can serve as an affirmative model of a nontraditional lifestyle. (NRB)
Couples therapy : feminist perspectives by Esther D Rothblum( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can you provide effective, meaningful therapy to couples with whom you have little or nothing in common? Couples Therapy: Feminist Perspectives addresses some of the inadequacies, omissions, and assumptions in traditional couples therapy to help you face the issues of race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation in helping couples today. In this book, you'll uncover perspectives that are grounded in an appreciation of cultural context, the effects of privilege, and the centrality of a respectful stance on the part of the therapist. Anyone seeking to do informed and responsive work with couples
Fat oppression and psychotherapy : a feminist perspective( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Boston marriages : romantic but asexual relationships among contemporary lesbians
The fat studies readerLesbian ex-lovers : the really long-term relationshipsLesbian friendships : for ourselves and each otherLesbian communities : festivals, RVs, and the InternetPreventing heterosexism and homophobiaLesbians in academia : degrees of freedomFaces of women and agingRefugee women and their mental health : shattered societies, shattered lives
Alternative Names
Rothblum, E.D. 1955-

Rothblum, Esther

Rothblum, Esther 1955-

Rothblum, Esther D.

Rothblum, Esther Davida 1955-

로스블럼, 에스더 D. 1955-

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