Gay & Lesbian Studies Products

  • Social Perspectives in Lesbian and Gay Studies

    A Reader, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter M. Nardi, Beth E. Schneider

    This comprehensive reader brings a social science perspective to an area hitherto dominated by the humanities. Through it, students will be able to follow the story of how sociology has come to engage with gay and lesbian issues from the 1950s to the present, from the earliest research on the…

    Paperback – 1997-12-25

  • Foundations of Social Work Practice with Lesbian and Gay Persons

    1st Edition

    By Gerald P Mallon

    Focusing on the pragmatic aspects of social work with gay and lesbian persons, this book offers a knowledge base of practice that will better prepare students and practitioners for working more competently and effectively with lesbians and gay men. Written by scholars and practitioners in the…

    Paperback – 1997-12-18

  • Gay and Lesbian Professionals in the Closet

    Who's In, Who's Out, and Why, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Decrescenzo

    The closet takes its toll on its dwellers through their experiences of isolation, fear, paranoia, potentially increased internalized homophobia, and dissonance between role and identity; yet many people in the helping professions do not feel that it is desirable or even appropriate to disclose…

    Paperback – 1997-10-01

  • Our Families, Our Values

    Snapshots of Queer Kinship, 1st Edition

    By Robert Goss, Amy Adams Squire Strongheart

    Our Families, Our Values challenges both the gay community and American society to examine carefully the meaning of family values and the nature of social institutions such as marriage and the family. It asks you provoking, even disturbing, questions such as: “Is it prudent for members of the…

    Paperback – 1997-09-25

  • Straight Science? Homosexuality, Evolution and Adaptation

    1st Edition

    By Jim McKnight

    A genetic basis for homosexuality has been all but proved, yet Darwinism, the most widely accepted evolutionary theory, emphasises successful reproduction. How do we explain a lifetime preference for non-reproductive sex? Whilst social constructionism offers explanations in terms of social learning…

    Paperback – 1997-08-14

  • The Bear Book

    Readings in the History and Evolution of a Gay Male Subculture, 1st Edition

    By Les Wright

    The Bear Book brings together an impressive range of bear--usually big, hairy men who favor full-face beards and prefer to wear jeans and flannel shirts--viewpoints to explore this unique social and cultural phenomenon that stretches from America to western Europe to Australia! On the personal…

    Paperback – 1997-06-12

  • Two Spirit People

    American Indian Lesbian Women and Gay Men, 1st Edition

    By Lester B Brown

    Two Spirit People is the first-ever look at social science research exploration into the lives of American Indian lesbian women and gay men. Editor Lester B. Brown posits six gender styles in traditional American Indian culture: men and women, not-men and not-women (persons of one biological sex…

    Paperback – 1997-05-13

  • Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis

    1st Edition

    By Michael A Hallett

    Activism and Marginalization in the AIDS Crisis shows readers how the advent of HIV-disease has brought into question the utility of certain forms of “activism” as they relate to understanding and fighting the social impacts of disease. This informative and powerful book is centrally…

    Paperback – 1997-04-25

  • Autopornography

    A Memoir of Life in the Lust Lane, 1st Edition

    By Scott O' Hara

    In this provocative book, retired porn star Scott O’Hara (known as “Spunk” by many of his fans from an early punk photospread) gives a backstage look at the world of pornography, revealing why he loved it, what he got out of it, and why he left it. In an autobiographical style, he…

    Paperback – 1997-04-16

  • Bisexual Characters in Film

    From Ana's to Zee, 1st Edition

    By Wayne M Bryant

    How far have we progressed from the days when showing a film such as Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures landed the cinema’s programmer, projectionist, and ticket taker in jail? What are some of the hidden clues modern audiences are overlooking in older films that suggest a character’s bisexuality?…

    Paperback – 1997-01-30

  • AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment

    Gay Male Identity and the Politics of Public Health Messages, 1st Edition

    By Roger Myrick

    AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment examines the cultural construction of gay men in light of discourse used in the media’s messages about HIV/AIDS--messages often represented as educational, scientific, and informational but which are, in fact, politically charged. The book offers a compelling…

    Paperback – 1997-01-21

  • Classics in Lesbian Studies

    1st Edition

    By Esther D Rothblum

    Classics in Lesbian Studies takes a major step in giving the lesbian experience its own unique voice within scholarship and the larger world society. Thus, it is devoted exclusively to the lesbian experience and serves as a vehicle for the promotion of scholarship and commentary on lesbianism from…

    Paperback – 1996-12-18

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