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Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality A Multi-Nation Comparison

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ISBN-10: 0306455323

ISBN-13: 9780306455322

Edition: 2002

Authors: Donald J. West, Richard Green

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Despite the gains made by gay rights movements throughout the world, there are still areas in which homosexuals and their relationships are targeted as immoral and criminal. Sociolegal Control of Homosexuality, a comprehensive, up-to-date examination of governmental and religious reaction to issues of sexual orientation in regions - such as Asia and the Middle East - not often covered in English language publications, includes: a sampling of international legislation, both proscriptive and liberal the effects of fundamentalist religious movements new scientific information concerning the origin of sexual orientation, and much more! /LIST
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 10/31/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 354
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 4.554
Language: English

Richard Philip Green was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 6, 1936. He received a bachelor's degree from Syracuse University and a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1961. He specialized in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he became a professor and researcher. In 1972, he wrote a paper in The International Journal of Psychiatry questioning the classification of homosexuality as a mental disorder. In 1973, the American Psychiatric Association decided to drop homosexuality from its diagnostic manual. In 1975, he founded the International Academy of Sex Research and became the first editor of its journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, a position he…    

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