The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture covers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) life and culture post-1945, with a strong international approach to the subject.
The scope of the work is extremely comprehensive, with entries falling into the broad categories of Dance, Education, Film, Health, Homophobia, the Internet, Literature, Music, Performance, and Politics. Slang is also covered. The international contributors come from a wide array of backgrounds: scholars, journalists, artists, doctors, scientists, lawyers, activists, and an enormous range of ideologies and points of view are represented. Major entries provide in-depth information and consider the intellectual and cultural implications of their subjects in a global context. Information is completely up-to-date, including full coverage and analysis of such current or ongoing issues as same-sex marriage/civil union and the international AIDS epidemic. Additionally, there are important appendices covering international sodomy laws and archival institutions, which will be of great value to researchers. The Encyclopedia is fully cross-referenced and many entries carry a bibliography. Where possible internet references have been given and there is a full index.
The combination of its wide scope, determined international coverage and appendices make the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture a uniquely ambitious work and an extremely rich source of information. It is a priority addition for all libraries serving scholars and students with an interest in GLBTQ culture, history and politics across the disciplines.
Table of Contents
Dance. Ailey, Alvin. Jones, Bill T., and Zane, Arnie. Morris, Mark. Rainer, Yvonne. Urban Bush Woman. Education. African Queer Studies. Butler, Judith. CLAGS (Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies). Psychoanalysis and Academic Scholarship. Scholarship and Academic Study. glbtq. Sedgwick, Eve. Theory and Theorists. Queer. Film.Africa, South of the Sahara: Filmmaking. Amateur porn. Brocko, Lino. Caven, Ingrid. Chinese Underground Filmmaking. Cuba, filmmaking. Film festivals: Hong Kong. filmmaking: Musicals, Film. United Kingdom. Independent and documentary filmmaking. Health. AIDS. Depathologizing of Homosexuality. Electroshock Therapy. Kinsey Report. The; Pharmaceutical Companies. Seroconversion. Homophobia. Falwell, Jerry. Fanon, Frantz. Helms, Jesse. McCarthy, Joseph. Whitehouse, Mary. Internet Fan sites. Internet: Politics and activism. Internet Providers, Gay. VNS Matrix. Literature. Acker, Kathy. Black glbtq filmmaking. Brazil, Literature. Germany, Literature. Genet, Jean. New Zealand Literature. Rich, Adrienne. Woolf, Virginia. Music. ABBA. Jagger, Mick and the Rolling Stones. lang, kd. Liberace. Pet Shop Boys. Porter, Cole. Village People. Performance. Davis, Vaginal. Dyke Action Machine (DAM!). Finley, Karen. Opera. Warhol, Andy. Politics. Achmat, Zackie. Black Laundry. Daughters of Bilitis. Gay Liberation Front. Fortuyn, Pim. Frank, Barney. Indonesia, Sexual Cultures. Islamic World, The. LAMBDA Legal. Shepard, Matthew. Women’s Liberation Movement.
David A. Gerstner is Professor of Cinema Studies, Department of Media Culture, City University of New York, College of Staten Island, USA.
"This Encyclopedia ranges widely, thematically and internationally, and is bang up to dat, even expatiating on such ongoing issues as same-sex marriage/civil partnerships or unions, and on the new global plague of AIDS." - Reference Reviews
'...a worthy addition to queer studies collections in large public and all academic libraries' - Library Journal
"This title will be worth the investment for public and academic libraries that seek broad coverage in queer issues" - Library Journal
"Thematically arranged categories allow for productive browsing across subjects approached from an international perspective" - Booklist
"This unique, well-executed volume will appeal to general readers interested in popular culture and scholars in academic disciplines like sociology and queer studies....Highly recommended" - Choice