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Emily Jenkins
Virago (1999)
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Jenkins, Emily, 1967-. New York : Henry Holt & Company. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on August 21, 2015. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Used-Very Good: The book will be clean without any major stains or markings, the spine will be in excellent shape with only minor creasing, no pages will be missing and the cover is likely to be very clean. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Tongue First: Adventures in Physical Culture by Emily Jenkins (Paperback, 1999). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Your perception of your body will change when you read this book. You will be pulling on your jeans or your black lace bra, & suddenly consider why you decorate yourself the way you do. You will drink wine with your friends, kiss your beloved, read a dirty magazine, go for a jog, & think about what your bodily behaviour says about your soul. And what it is doing to your soul. You will notice the defences you erect for yourself. Perhaps a tube of lipstick. Perhaps a tattoo? Perhaps an addiction.

Emily Jenkins (born 1967), who sometimes uses the pen name E. Lockhart, is an American writer of children's picture books, young-adult novels, and adult fiction. Tongue First: Adventures in Physical Culture (1998) – essays. She is known best for the Ruby Oliver quartet (which begins with The Boyfriend List), The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, and We Were Liars. Mister Posterior and the Genius Child (Berkley Books, 2002) – a novel. Young-adult books by E. Lockhart.

Written by. Emily Jenkins. Manufacturer: Virago Press Ltd Release date: 14 January 1999 ISBN-10 : 1860496318 ISBN-13: 9781860496318.

View on timesmachine. Jenkins, who holds a P. in English from Columbia University, wrote ''Tongue First: Adventures in Physical Culture. Q: Your book involves do-it-yourself experiences on physical frontiers. Among other things, you snorted heroin, got naked at a beach, got a tattoo and shaved your head

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 20 years ago. Emily Jenkins looks at things a little more closely than most of us, and takes risks we only think about.

First off, Jenkins writes wonderfully-her descriptions of her own and others' experiences of bodily culture, from taking heroin to choosing a lipstick, vividly (and often hilariously) take the reader there. Second, the book is thought provoking. Without ever becoming didactic, Jenkins reliably offers insights every few pages that stop the reader short. Published by Thriftbooks. Thanks to TONGUE FIRST, I now know what it's like to shave one's head, get a tattoo, snort heroin, and go to the 10th Street Baths - among many other things. Lockhart, is an American writer of children's picture books . Adult books by Emily Jenkins.

Join author Emily Jenkins as she participates in all of the above physical adventures - and many more - in her spirited and humorous quest to figure out how what we do on the outside reveals who we are on the inside. Recently added by. Katyha, Adolf Ledesma, Mnemonikos, madamepince, EdwardRemus, actuallyreadbooks, SAGoldsmith2015, AdocentynLibrary, petalgrl.

  • I love this book, it is so insightful and really made me more aware of the cultural practices I participate in myself and actually makes the things I do feel more meaningful, I know that sounds strange but it's true! Plus it made me less afraid to get out and try some things that I hadn't before! I love this book!

  • The strength of this book is its straightforward, conversational style; Jenkins demonstrates that even the simplest bodily rituals and practices (wearing makeup; using public locker rooms; sleeping) are tied into body fetishisms that mainstream culture casts as deviant (or at least daring, now that tattoos have hit the suburban mall).
    Jenkins does not use abstract theoretical jargon (though as a PhD student at Columbia, she surely could); nevertheless her readings of popular culture (and her own place in it) are clearly influenced by a wide range of readings in gender theory and cultural studies. _Tongue First_ can therefore introduce the theoretical concepts of drag, performance, spectacle, and fetishism to an audience that would never pick up a book of theory.
    Perhaps this makes the book less theoretically rigorous than, say, Judith Butler's _Gender Trouble_. But it sure is a lot more fun to read. To complain about its light tone (as some reviewers have) is to miss the point; _Tongue First_ does not aspire to being a philosophy textbook, but an engaged, humorous, and above all personal look at our cultural notions of the physical through the medium of Jenkins's own body.

  • Perhaps my expectations were too high, but I found the recording of these so-called adventures irritatingly tedious and trite. The author never quite manages to find a pulse in any of her subjects.