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Lesbian and Gay Studies : An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach - Theo Sandfort

Lesbian and Gay Studies

An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach

By: Theo Sandfort (Editor), Judith Schuyf (Editor), Jan Willem Duyvendak (Editor), Jeffrey Weeks (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st July 2000
ISBN: 9780761954187
Number Of Pages: 256

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This timely book seeks to demonstrate the coherence of lesbian and gay studies. It introduces the reader to the principal inter-disciplinary approaches in the field and critically assesses their strengths and weaknesses whilst asking: What is lesbian and gay studies? When did it emerge? And what are its achievements and research agenda?

The gay and lesbian movement has emerged as a major political and cultural force. It poses a series of far reaching questions about the organization of identity, the operation of power and the limits of tolerance. Lesbian and Gay Studies has emerged as a vital and enriching field. It offers challenges to more traditional disciplines and requires new forms of thought about the connections between acad

`The collection attempts to summarise research and theory on lesbian and gay isseus in these diverse disciplines and to give the reader a better idea of the scope and possibilities for growth in lesbian and gay studies. To achieve this, each author has written a chapter on lesbian and gay studies from their own disciplinary perspective. This has produced an eclectic mix of papers with a Eurocentric focus...most of the chapters are useful in that they give the reader a sense of how lesbian and gay-related research has been carried out historically within different fields and what the current "state of play" is in each area. The majority of chapters have comprehensive bibliographies and therefore make good "jumping-off points" for interested readers' - Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review

The Challenge of Lesbian and Gay Studies
Homosexuality, Psychology, and Gay and Lesbian Studies
Mapping the Sociological Gay
Past, Presents and Futures of a Sociology of Same-Sex Relations
Hidden from History? Homosexuality and the Historical Sciences
Queering Anthropology
Homo Legalis
Lesbian and Gay in Legal Studies
The Private and the Public
Gay and Lesbian Issues in Political Science
Geographies of Sexuality
A Review of Progress
Gay Male Literary Studies
Lesbian Literary Studies
Fashionably Queer
Lesbian and Gay Cultural Studies
Crossing Borders
A Debate on the Perspectives of Women's Studies and Gay and Lesbian Studies
Fighting the Epidemic
Social AIDS Studies
Conclusion
Gay and Lesbian Studies at a Crossroads
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ISBN: 9780761954187
ISBN-10: 076195418X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2000
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39