Finding Out An Introduction to LGBT Studies

ISBN-10: 1452235287

ISBN-13: 9781452235288

Edition: 2nd 2014

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Finding Out, Second Editionáintroduces readers to lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender (LGBT) studies.áBy 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 sexuality 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.
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List price: $86.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Jonathan Alexander is Associate Professor of English and Campus Writing Coordinator at the University of California, Irvine. His work focuses primarily on the use of emerging communications technologies in the teaching of writing and in shifting conceptions of what writing, composing, and authoring mean. Jonathan also works at the intersection of the fields of writing studies and sexuality studies, where he explores what discursive theories of sexuality have to teach us about literacy and literate practice in pluralistic democracies. He is twice the recipient of the Ellen Nold Award for Best Articles in the field of Computers and Composition Studies. His books include Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice for Composition Studies and Digital Youth: Emerging Literacies on the World Wide Web; the co-edited collections Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others and Role Play: Distance Learning and the Teaching of Writing; and the co-authored book Argument Now: A Brief Rhetoric. Jonathan is also the general editor for the Journal of Bisexuality. �

Deborah T. Meem is professor and head of the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Her academic specialties are Victorian literature, lesbian studies, and the nineteenth-century woman's novel. She earned a PhD from Stony Brook University in 1985. Her work has appeared in Journal of the History of Sexuality, Feminist Teacher, Studies in Popular Culture, and elsewhere. She has edited three works by Victorian novelist and journalist Eliza Lynn Linton: The Rebel of the Family (Broadview, 2002), Realities (Valancourt, 2010), and The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland (Victorian Secrets, 2011). With Michelle Gibson, she has coedited Femme/Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go (2002) and Lesbian Academic Couples (2005), both published by Haworth Press. With Jonathan Alexander, she wrote "Dorian Gray, Tom Ripley, and the Queer Closet" (CLCWeb 2003).

Michelle A. Gibson is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Women's Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She received her Ph.D. in 1993 from Ohio University, where her areas of study were American Literature, Composition Research and Pedagogy, and Creative Writing. Her scholarship has continued in all three of these areas. Her most recent writing applies queer and postmodern identity theories to pedagogical practice and popular culture. She also continues to write and publish poetry. With Jonathan Alexander, she edited QP: Queer Poetry, an online poetry journal, and she and Alexander also edited a strain of JAC: Journal of Advanced Composition entitled "Queer Composition(s)". With Deborah Meem, she co-edited Femme/ Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go and Lesbian Academic Couples.   

Introduction: To the Reader
Some Theoretical Starting Places
About this Book
Before Identity: The Ancient World Through the 19th Century
Greek Paiderastia
Pederasty in Other Early Cultures: The Middle East and Asia
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
Sappho, "To a Maiden" and "Hymn to Aphrodite"
Abu Nuwas, "In the Bath-house" and "My Lover Has Started to Shave"
Zulali Khwansari, From Masnavi
Ihara Saikaku, "Bamboo Clappers Strike the Hateful Number"
Wu Meicun, "Song of Beau Wang"
Ancient Egyptian Binding Spell
Order for Solemnization of Same-Sex Union
Wadham Limericks
Sexology: Constructing the Modern Homosexual
Victorian Sex: Some background
Sexology: Defining a Field of Study
A Sexologist in Depth: Have lock Ellis
Paving the Way for Freud
Sexology and Early Sexual Rights Movements
Sexology's Legacy
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Havelock Ellis, "History II" and "History XXXVI-Miss H. aged 30" From Studies in the Psychology of Sex
John D'Emilio, From "Capitalism and Gay Identity"
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
"Donald Webster Cory" (Edward Sagarin) and John P. LeRoy, "Should Homosexuality Be Eliminated?"
Marilyn Barrow "Living Propaganda"
Stonewall and Beyond
Emerging Visibility and Activism
AIDS Activism
Antigay Backlash and Hate-Crimes Legislation
Gays in the Military and the Marriage Issue
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Radicalesbians, "The Woman-Identified Woman"
Combahee River Collective, "The Combahee River Collective Statement"
US. CONGRESS Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell
U.S. CONGRESS Original Defense of Marriage Act Legislation
Obama Administration Statement on the Defense of Marriage Act
Nature, Nurture, and Identity
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
Windy M. Brown, Christopher J. Finn, Bradley M. Cooke, and S. Marc Breedlove, "Differences in Finger Length Ratios between Self-Identified 'Butch' and 'Femme' Lesbians"
Albert Mahler, "Is Your Baby Gay? What If You Could Know? What If You Could Do Something about It?"
Rictor Norton, From "Essentialism"
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
From the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa
Hillary Clinton's International Human Rights Day Speech, 2011
Queer Diversities
L…G…T…: A Story of Push and Pull
Bisexual Erasure in the LGBT Community
Q: beyond Sexual Identity
A for Allies
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Amber Hollibaugh, "Queers Without Money: They Are Everywhere. But We Refuse to See Them"
John Aravosis, "How Did the T Get in LGBT?"
Susan Stryker, "Why the T in LGBT Is Here to Stay"
The "Down Low" and Applied Intersectional Theory
Women, Class, and Internationality
Tools for Intersectional Analysis
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Kathy Y. Wilson, "Just a Closer Walk with Thee"
Richard Thompson Ford, "What's Queer about Race?"
Sonnet Gabbard, "Preserving the Nation: Transitional Serbia, the European Union, and Homophobia"
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
Walt Whitman, "We Two Boys Together Clinging"
Michael Field, "Sometimes I do despatch my heart" and "It was deep April"
Edward Carpenter, "Love's Vision"
Langston Hughes, "I, Too, Sing America"
Judy Grahn, "A History of Lesbianism"
June Jordan, "Poem about My Rights"
Audre Lorde, "A Woman Speaks"
Lesbian Pulp Novels and Gay Physique Pictorials
Physique Magazines
Lesbian Pulp Novels
Gay Male Pulp Novels
Transgender Novell
Questions for Discussion
Inferences and Further Reading
Ann Bannon, From I Am a Woman
Queer Transgressions
Theoretical Transmissions: The Emergence of Queer Theory
Art and Consumerism
From Pornography to Sadomasochism
Transgression and Politics
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, From "Queer and Now"
Michael Warner, From "Queer and Then?"
Censorship and Moral Panic
Oscar Wilde
Radclyffe Hall
Sapphire, Mapplethorpe, and Riggs
Queering Children's Books
Deepa Mehta
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Steven C. Dubin, From "Art's Enemies: Censors to the Right of Me, Censors to the Left of Me"
Sir Chartres Biron, Chief Magistrate, Judgment Regarding The Well of Loneliness
Gayatri Gopinath, From "Local Sites/Global Contexts: The Transnational Trajectories of Fire and 'The Quilt'"
Film and Television
Visibility and Representation
Varieties of Queerness in Contemporary Film
Small-Screen Queers
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Maria Pramaggiore, "Fishing for Girls: Romancing Lesbians in New Queer Cinema"
Kara Keeling, "Joining the Lesbians': Cinematic Regimes of Black Lesbian Visibility"
Queers and the Internet
Access, Connection, and Identity
Internet Censorship and Corporatization
Internet Activism
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Andil Cosine, "Brown to Blond at Passing While in Queer Cyberspace"
Uttarika Kumaran, "Disabled, gay, and as normal as you"
The Politics of Location: Alternative Media and the Search for Queer Space
Documentary Films
Film and Musk Festivals
Queer Music
LGBT Journalism: Magazines, Newspapers, and Comics
Many Journeys, Many Homes
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
Michael Sibalis, From "Urban Space and Homosexuality: The Example of the Marais, Paris' 'Gay Ghetto'"
Sergio Arguello, "They Were Here First: LGUTQ Seniors in Los Angeles"
Photo Credits
About the Authors
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