9781412938655

Finding Out : An Introduction to LGBT Studies

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    9781412938655

  • ISBN10:

    1412938651

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/28/2009
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

Finding Out is the first textbook designed to introduce students to LGBT (lesbian. gay, bisexual, transgender). By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text//reader explores the development and growth of LGBT identities and the interdisciplinary nature of LGBT studies.Authors Meem, Gibson, and Alexander clearly situate debates and readings within clear contexts (History, Literature and the Arts, Media and Politics), providing students with a coherent framework and comprehensive introduction to LGBT studies. While this emerging field is complex, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary (and therefore often inaccessible to students), Finding Out - through its instructional apparatus, primary texts, and organization - provides the ideal introduction for today's students.

Table of Contents

History
Before Identity: The Ancient World through the Nineteenth Century
Greek Paiderastia
Pederasty in Other Early Cultures: The Middle East and Far East
Gender Variance in Pre-Columbian America and India
Same-Sex Relationships and Desires in Judeo-Christian Cultures
Desires for Identity
Romantic Friendships and Boston Marriages
Molly-Houses: Early Homoerotic Subculture in England
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Sexology: Constructing the Modern Homosexual
Victorian Sex: Some Background
Sexology: Defining a Field of Study
A Sexologist In-Depth: Havelock Elliss
Paving the Way for Freud
Sexology and Early Sexual Rights Movements
Sexology's Legacy
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Toward Liberation
Medical Models of Homosexuality
Urban Life and Sexual Expression
World War II and Homosexuality
McCarthy and the Purge of the "Perverts"
The Homophile Movement
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Stonewall and Beyond
Emerging Visibility and Activism
AIDS Activism
Antigay Backlash
Gays in the Military and Hate Crimes Legislation
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Politics
Nature, Nurture, and Identity
Kinsey
Kinsey Scale
After Kinsey
Klein's Sexual Orientation Grid
The Storms Sexuality Axis
The Quest for the Gay Gene
Nature-Nurture: What's at Stake?
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Inclusion and Equality
Civil and Human Rights in a Global Context
Inclusion versus Assimilation: Two Approaches to Securing Rights
Exclusion, Inequality, and Physical Violence
Exclusion and Inequality-Both "Outside" and "Inside"
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Queer Diversities
L . . .G . . .T . . .: A Story of Push and Pull
Bisexual Erasure in the LGBT Community
Intersexuality
Q: Beyond Sexual Identity
"A" for Allies
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Intersectionalities
The "Down Low" and Applied Intersectional Theory
Women, Class, and Internationality
Tools for Intersectional Analysis
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Literature and the Arts
Homosexed Art and Literature
Whitman and His Descendants
The Expatriates
Performing Queer: Theater
Homosexed Literature: Global Disruptions
Fine Art: From the Beautiful to the Political
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Lesbian Pulp Novels and Gay Physique Pictorials
Physique Magazines
Lesbian Pulp Novels
Gay Male Pulp Novels
Transgender Novels
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Queer Transgressive Aesthetics
Theoretical Transgressions: The Emergence of Queer Theory
Art and Consumerism
From Pornography to Sadomasochism
Transgression and Politics
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Censorship and Moral Panic
Censorship, moral panic, and protection: introduction
Oscar Wilde
Radclyffe Hall
Mapplethorpe and Riggs
Queering Children's Books
Deepa Mehta
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Media
Film and Television
Visibility and Representation
Varieties of Queerness in Contemporary Film
Small-Screen Queers
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Queers and the Internet
Access, Connection, and Identity
Internet Censorship and Corporatization
Internet Activism
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
The Politics of Location: Alternative Media and the Search for Queer Space
Documentary Films
Film and Music Festivals
Queer Music
LGBT Journalism: Magazines, Newspapers, Comics
Many Journeys, Many Homes
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
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