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Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan : Psychological Perspectives - Anthony R. D'Augelli

Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan

Psychological Perspectives

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1994
ISBN: 9780195082319
Number Of Pages: 472

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Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear, nontechnical language, the contributors cover a range of topics, including conceptions of sexual identity, development over the lifespan, family and other personal relationships, parenting, and bigotry and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan is essential reading for researchers, students, social scientists, mental health practitioners, and general readers who seek the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available.

"The most important strength of this book. . .is the intellectual honesty and integrity with which the authors of these chapters approach their work. . . D'Augelli and Patterson have put together. . .a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and anyone who is interested in the development of human identity." --Clinical Social Work Journal "The editors of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan set out to give the reader an overview of a burgeoning area of research. They invited some of the best known writers in the field to contribute to this extensive volume. The result is impressive ... It is a valuable resource for everybody touched by and involved in the lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people." -- The Psychohistory Review "The most important strength of this book. . .is the intellectual honesty and integrity with which the authors of these chapters approach their work. . . D'Augelli and Patterson have put together. . .a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and anyone who is interested in the development of human identity." --Clinical Social Work Journal "Hours of painstaking research have often been needed to locate references to cover the whole (lesbian, gay and bisexual) life span. Thanks to these editors, we now have a 'one-stop' resource. One of the books strongest chapters is by Connie Chan, whose transcultural understanding of sexual orientation invites reflection on one's own cultural biases." -- A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health "This volume will become a leading compilation of the literature available on the development of lesbian, gay and bisexual people throughout the lifespan. The editors are commended for not only bringing together the eminent scholars in each subject area discussed, but also for presenting most of what is known about sexual minority identity development in a single volume." -- The Journal of Sex Research "A highly readable overview of current scholarship. . .Should appeal to a broad range of social scientists."--Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

PART I: Concepts of Sexual Identity 1: Laura Brown: Lesbian Identities 2: John C. Gonsiorek: Gay Male Identities 3: Ronald C. Fox: Bisexual Identities 4: Connie S. Chan: Issues of Sexual Identity in an Ethnic Minority: The Case of Chinese American Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals 5: J. Michael Bailey: Biological Perspectives on Sexual Orientation 6: Celia Kitzinger: Social Constructionism: Implications for Lesbian and Gay Psychology PART II: Personal Development Over the Lifespan 7: Ritch C. Savin-Williams: Lesbian and Gay Adolescence 8: Douglas C. Kimmel and Barbara E. Sang: Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife 9: James D. Reid: Development in Later Life: Older Lesbian and Gay Lives PART III: Relationships and Families 10: Lawrence A. Kurdek: Lesbian and Gay Male Close Relationships 11: Charlotte J. Patterson: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children PART IV: Community and Contextual Issues 12: Anthony R. D'Augelli and Linda D. Garnets: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Communities 13: Gregory M. Herek: Stigma, Heterosexism, and Victimization 14: Jay P. Paul, Robert B. Hays, and Thomas J. Coates: The Impact of the HIV Epidemic on U.S. Gay Male Communities 15: Kristin A. Hancock: Psychotherapy with Lesbians and Gay Men

ISBN: 9780195082319
ISBN-10: 0195082311
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 1st October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.23  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.77