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Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life - Warren J. Blumenfeld

Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life

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Published: 30th June 1993
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The most reliable and comprehensive source of information about every major aspect of te lives of gay men and lesbians.

Preface to the Updated and Expanded Edition
Introductionp. 11
Acknowledgmentsp. 21
A Discussion About Differences: The Left-Hand Analogyp. 23
Socialization and Gender Rolesp. 35
Society and Culturep. 35
Are There Differences between Males and Females?p. 42
Sexualityp. 65
The Purpose of Sexp. 66
Two Contrasting Cultural Views of Sexualityp. 71
History of Sexual Attitudesp. 73
Homosexuality/Bisexualityp. 74
What Is Natural?p. 94
Cross-Cultural Analysisp. 99
What Causes Homosexuality?p. 115
Science and Methodologyp. 116
Theoriesp. 121
Does It Matter?p. 143
Sexuality and the Heritage of Western Religionp. 152
Contrasting Visions of the Divinep. 153
The Greeks and Romansp. 154
Judaismp. 168
Islamp. 178
Christianityp. 187
Prejudice and Discriminationp. 218
Backgroundp. 219
Prejudice: Functions and Originsp. 224
A Brief History of Homophobiap. 234
Homophobia and Heterosexismp. 242
Forms of Homophobiap. 245
Responses to Oppressionp. 262
History of Lesbian and Gay Movement Politicsp. 272
Political Ideologiesp. 273
The Early Movementp. 277
The Homophile Movementp. 291
The Lesbian and Gay Liberation/Rights Movementp. 297
The Post-Stonewall Erap. 308
Politics in the AIDS Erap. 320
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)p. 321
Epilogue: "Safer Sex" Guidelinesp. 355
Lifestyles and Culturep. 362
Culture: Historical Rootsp. 362
Is There a "Gay Sensibility"?p. 365
Diversity within the Subculturep. 377
Familiesp. 382
Relationships: Exposing the Mythsp. 386
Appendix: Literaturep. 402
Gay Male Literaturep. 404
Lesbian Literaturep. 407
Bibliography (Fiction)p. 409
Indexp. 419
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ISBN: 9780807079232
ISBN-10: 0807079235
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 30th June 1993
Publisher: BEACON PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised