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Modern Homosexualities : Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences - Ken Plummer

Modern Homosexualities

Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences

By: Ken Plummer (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th October 1992
ISBN: 9780415064200
Number Of Pages: 304

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When the modern lesbian and gay movements erupted on the international cultural and political stage during the early 1970s few could have predicted the enormous ramifications. Although the lesbian and gay community still has its critics and enemies, it has proliferated into unique ways of living together, relating sexually, responding to crisis, establishing identities, and acting politically.
"Beyond Homosexuality" is a unique collection of nineteen essays by international activists and academics which document and analyze the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the past twenty years. The collection explores such topics as the growth of lesbian and gay studies, new patterns of lesbian sexuality, the relationship between lesbians and gay men, the debate over lesbian motherhood, the rise of renewed political campaigning in the face of a "backlash," and the impact of AIDS. While the focus of the book is the distinctive modern experiences found in Western countries, there are also essays on Turkey and MesoAmerica. It will be required reading for lesbian and gay scholars, and will be a landmark in consolidating past debates and suggesting pathways to the future.

Industry Reviews

"Instructors will find the book a welcome addition to gay and lesbian studies or women's studies classes, while activists and community organizers will find ideas and analyses relevant to their own work as well." -"Lambda Book Report "As a dip-in companion to the ivory closet', this is an accessible and rewarding collection. But be warned: dip in now, before homosexualities fulfill their modernist destiny and cease to exist." -"Time Out "The chapters cover a broad range of topics of interest to anyone involved in homophile studies.... the book is informative and up-to-date on its treatment of these issues, and would be an excellent supplementary text for a gay and lesbian studies class.... Each chapter stands on its own and all are worth reading, and all cohere togethere to give the reader an accurate account of what life is life for homosexuals in today's world." -"Archives of Sexual Behavior

Gay and Lesbian World Making
Speaking Its Name: the Invention of a Leasbian and Gay Studies
Unmodern Homosexualities?: the Turkish and Meso-American Experience
The Family as a Continuing Obstacle to the Emergence of Modern/Gay Homosexuality in Urban Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Thailand
The Fear of Exposition: Masculinity, Femininity and Turkish Male Homosexuality
Constructing Communities and Identities
Coming Out: Lesbian Identities and the Categorisation Problem
Male Gay Identities and the Disclosure Problem
The Company of Friends and Lovers: Lesbian Communitites in the Netherlands
Creating New Relationships: Pretending to be Families?
Marriages, Loves and Sexualities
Daring to Pretend: Motherhood and Lesbianism
That's What Friends Are For
A Cocktail of Alarm: Same Sex Couples and Migration to Australia 1985-90
Report From a Rotten State: Marriage and Homosexuality in Denmark
Transcending AIDS: Models of Love, Support and Activism
The AIDS Dialectic
Lesbian Politics and AIDS Work
Sex and Caring Amongst Men: Impacts of AIDS on Gay People
Shifting Sexualities: the Lesbian Case
Constructing Lesbian Sexualities
Resisting the Erasure of Lesbian Sexuality
Making the Future: Radica;ism, Rights and Citizenship in the UK
Abseil Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Lesbian and Gay Campaigning Tactics and section 28
Dangerous Activisms
Equal Rights for All: Srategies for Lesbian and Gay Equality in Britain
Notes on Contributors
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ISBN: 9780415064200
ISBN-10: 0415064201
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th October 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

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