The Velvet Rage

Empowering and validating, The Velvet Rage will influence the public discourse on gay culture and positively change the lives of gay men who read it.

Author: Alan Downs

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 9780738210117

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Whether he is flamboyantly fashionable with a body chiseled to perfection or chronically dissatisfied and without lasting relationships, the stereotypical extremes of male gay behavior are fueled by the same dark force: shame.The inevitable byproduct of growing up gay in a straight man's world, the experience of shame in childhood and adolescence sends a boy the message that he is other and that he is worthless. To avoid feeling shameful later in life-and even after he is no longer explicitly shamed by his sexuality-a gay man will quietly rage against the memory of this message and strive to excel dramatically to prove it wrong. The stereotypical manifestation of this inner battle is a gay man's success in the arts, fashion and in his body image; as with all the other forms of beauty, creativity and success, he is hiding behind the facades he creates.Building on the collected psychological research and the author's own experience of the past twenty years, The Velvet Rage will help gay men profoundly understand their dichotomous extremes. Explaining the psychological underpinnings of the forces at play in their lives, it also offers helpful strategies to stop the insidious cycle of avoidance and rage. Empowering and validating, The Velvet Rage will influence the public discourse on gay culture and positively change the lives of gay men who read it.

Untying the Knot

The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a StraightMan's
World, DeCapo Press, 2005. 23 Alan Downs. The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the
Pain of Growing Up Gay in a StraightMan's World, DeCapo Press, 2005. 24
Alfred ...

Author: David Kaufman

Publisher: Addicus Books

ISBN: 1936374900

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 185

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By all accounts, David Kaufman, M.D., had a good life—he was married to a woman he loved, had three children, and a fulfilling career as a radiologist. But as the years passed, he realized that he could no longer deny who he was—he was a gay man. However, before he could tell his wife, she told him she needed to talk to him about an important issue. It was then that she confided in him that she had accepted the growing awareness that she was gay. Her announcement surprised him, but made it easier for him to tell her he, too, was gay. In Untying the Knot, David Kaufman shares a unique story of coming out and how he and his former wife have helped each other on their separate journeys into new lives.

The Cabinet Maker and Art Furnisher

If rightly managed, it will not 0Uuer uiroiH provincialism, and I think the
Cottonopolis will be equal to the occasion if it comes about. The " velvet rage " is
still running in the matters of upholstery and furniture coverings. Some of our
furnishers ...




Category: Furniture industry and trade


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Paths to Recovery for Gay and Bisexual Drug Addicts

... School of Family Medicine, 139, 142, 146, 158 An Unquiet Mind (Redfield
Jamison), 30 unsafe sex, 24–25, 155 Varieties of Religious Experience (James,
W.), 120, 124 The Velvet Glove, 10 The Velvet Rage (Downs), 96, 132, 150

Author: Paul Schulte

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442249994

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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This book provides practical advice on the problems that confront counselors, friends, and family members in our efforts to help gay or bisexual men with drug and alcohol addiction. Schulte explores the different medical, psychological, psychiatric, and spiritual issues.

The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice

... personal is political,” 194–195 The Souls of Black Folk, 18 The Velvet Glove,
208 The Velvet Rage, 213 The Web of Oppression, 383 thinking critical in IGD,
384 “good” described, 119 in Native American contexts, 119 Third World
feminisms, ...

Author: Phillip L. Hammack

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190667451

Category: Psychology

Page: 784

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The twentieth century witnessed not only the devastation of war, conflict, and injustice on a massive scale, but it also saw the emergence of social psychology as a discipline committed to addressing these and other social problems. In the 21st century, however, the promise of social psychology remains incomplete. We have witnessed the reprise of authoritarianism and the endurance of institutionalized forms of oppression such as sexism, racism, and heterosexism across the globe. Edited by Phillip L. Hammack, The Oxford Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice reorients social psychology toward the study of social injustice in real-world settings. The volume's contributing authors effectively span the borders between cultures and disciplines to better highlight new and emerging critical paradigms that interrogate the very real consequences of social injustice. United in their belief in the possibility of liberation from oppression, with this Handbook, Hammack and his contributors offer a stirring blueprint for a new, important kind of social psychology today.

The Velvet Lounge

Simple as the work was—probably for that very reason—the atmosphere under
the hangarlike ceilings often thickened with a common boredom, disgust, and at
times rage. The job demanded only two things: a consistent eye and a steady

Author: Gerald Majer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231510128

Category: Music

Page: 224

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Troubled urban neighborhoods and jazz-club havens were the backdrop of Gerald Majer's life growing up in sixties and seventies Chicago. The Velvet Lounge, an original hybrid of memoir, biography, and musical description, reflects this history and pursues a sustained meditation on jazz along with a probing exploration of race and class and how they defined the material and psychic divides of a city. With the instrument of a supple, lyrical prose style, Majer elaborates the book's themes through literary and intellectual forays as carefully constructed and as passionately articulated as a jazz master's solo. Throughout the work, issues of identity and culture, art and politics achieve a rare immediacy, as does the music itself. In portraits of Jimmy Smith, Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt, Sun Ra, and others, Gerald Majer conveys the drama and artistry of their music as well as the personal hardships many of them endured. Vivid descriptions and telling historical anecdotes explore the music's richness through a variety of political, social, and philosophical contexts. The Velvet Lounge, named after the famous Chicago club, is also one of the few works to consider the music of such avant-garde jazz musicians as Fred Anderson, Andrew Hill, and Roscoe Mitchell. In doing so, Majer builds a bridge from the traditionalist view of jazz to the world of contemporary innovators, casts a new light on the music and its makers, and traces connections between jazz art and postmodernist thought. Present throughout Majer's spirited encounters with the worlds of jazz is Majer himself. We hear and appreciate the music through his individual sensibilities and experiences. Majer recounts growing up in racially divided Chicago—his trips to the famed Maxwell Street market, his wanderings among its legendary jazz clubs, his riding the El, and his working in a jukebox factory. We witness his awakening to the music at a crossroads of the intimately personal and the intellectually provocative.

Beyond the Velvet Curtain

Your fists were furious in Berlin, you cried outside the phone booth in a rage. I felt
above your fit, a sheepish passerby, while you waged on, triumphantly at fault.
Your flat was cold: two lemons in a bowl, the windows scrubbed with vinegar, ...

Author: Karen Kovacik

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873386470

Category: Poetry

Page: 66

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Peopled with such diverse characters as Richard Nixon, Nikita Khruschev, Kafka's father, Dorothea Lange, William Carlos Williams, Lawrence Welk, Robespierre, and a feisty Catholic saint, this collection of poems takes us on an amusement-park ride through the world of history and art.

Uptight The Velvet Underground Story

The Velvet Underground Story Gerard Malanga. It was 1965. They decided to
follow Maupassant's dictum to “Do ... Naturally, this was well before such events
became all the rage. It was to be entitled 'Launching the Dream Weapon', and it
got ...

Author: Gerard Malanga

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120034

Category: Music

Page: 220

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The best-selling definitive history of The Velvet Underground. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest rock books ever published, it first appeared in 1983 and has remained in print in several languages ever since. Written and compiled by Victor Bockris and Gerard Malanga, Up-Tight is based on interviews with all four members of the Velvets, as well as others who became part of Andy Warhol’s circle of artistic collaborators.

Sylvandire The woman with the velvet necklace

It is rage , I think . ” The marquis smiled at the simplicity with which Roger
described his sensations . you fence ? ” he asked . Oh yes , a little . ” “ Who is
your master ? ' " My father taught me . " “ Do “ Diable ! then you are not likely to
accomplish ...

Author: Alexandre Dumas





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Harper s Bazaar

84 THE VELVET RAGE EVELYN HOFER • The little bit of velvet is everywhere
this seasonthe spice to almost everything nice . On this page , here it is again , in
seven young and very new shapes . 1. A peaked black velvet visor with a net ...




Category: Celebrities


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The Velvet Rage : Overcoming the pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's
World . Cambridge , MA : Da Capo Lifelong Books , 2006. 212pp . $ 14.95 ( p ) , $
23.00 ( h ) . The gay male world today is characterized by seductive beauty , artful




Category: Adolescence


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Shoe and Leather Reporter

The only conclusion that can be detected from this , is , that when the velvet rage
strikes this city people who will wear these dresses will buy velvet shoes to match
. Of course in some cases buck will answer the purpose but in the majority of ...




Category: Boots


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Cassette Books

... Repair Is 198 Homicide Mystery RC 63579 by Mary Jo Putney The Velvet
Rage : Overcoming 83 by Sarah Graves The Unknown American the Pain of
Growing Up Gay in a 104 Revolution : The Unruly Birth of Straight Man's World
RC 61478 ...

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped



Category: Talking books


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The Velvet Hand

Black blinding rage ; she could feel rage seize Hugo , shake him . She thought
tiredly that there was nothing odd about that . He was in love with Libby and
Libby had chosen another man . The queer thing was that Hugo met her eyes
and ...

Author: Helen Reilly



Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 220

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MODELIA's royal coachman of " Orlon " . It's soft , lofty , all things luxurious . It's "
Orlon " in depth , done dark and dramatic , outlined with ottoman piping .




Category: Dressmaking


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On Brokeback Mountain

Behold the Man : The Hype and Selling of Male Beauty in Media and Culture .
Binghamton : Haworth , 1999 . Downs , Alan . The Velvet Rage : Overcoming the
Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World . Cambridge : Da Capo , 2006 .

Author: Eric Patterson


ISBN: 9780739121658

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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On Brokeback Mountain provides accessible, close, and comparative readings of the story and the film, discussing them in relation to the social history of sexual minority men in America. By analyzing the literary and artistic traditions of the homoerotic pastoral, the popular tradition of the Western, and the tradition of the tragic romantic love story, the book explores the American cultural construction of masculinity, friendship, and sexual relationships between men, and the sources and effects of homophobia.

Imagi nations in Black and White

... with the velvet rage of a balked tiger — a magnificent figure in his brilliant
uniform . " 592 The association of Christophe with powerful and exotic jungle
animals is 587 588 Bruce A. McConachie , Melodramatic Formations : American
Theatre ...

Author: Shannon Rose Riley



Category: Cuba

Page: 640

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The Advocate

... Melody A1 FICOS www . pussycotdolls . com www . amrecords . com Available
at : Virgin MEGASTORE You may have " come out ” - but have you come to terms
with the pain of growing up gay THE VELVET RAGE in a straight man ' s world ...




Category: Gay liberation movement


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Human Diseases and Conditions

Sudbury , MA : Jones and Bartlett , 2006 . Emery , Alan E. M. Muscular Dystrophy
, 3rd ed . New York : Oxford University Press , 2008 . Downs , Alan . The Velvet
Rage : The Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World . Cambridge , MA ...

Author: Miranda Herbert Ferrara

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: 9780684316017

Category: Diseases

Page: 1992

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This volume presents alphabetically arranged articles dealing with all kinds of diseases and disorders, from salmonellosis to zoonoses.

Household Words

Granted . ing to such pieces as “ La Mère Coupable , " and France , during the
Regency , wore a brilliant “ Robert , Chef de Brigands , ” which were all the
holiday costume : a peach - coloured velvet rage then . There were stage dresses
for the ...






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