Finding Out An Introduction to LGBT Studies

ISBN-10: 1412938651

ISBN-13: 9781412938655

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Jonathan F. Alexander, Deborah Meem, Michelle Gibson, Jonathan F. Alexander, Deborah T. Meem

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Finding Out is the first textbook designed to introduce students to LGBT (lesbian. gay, bisexual, transgender) studies. By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text/reader explores the development andgrowth 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.
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List price: $62.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
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.� �

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
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
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
Q: Beyond Sexual Identity
"A" for Allies
Questions for Discussion
References and Further Reading
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
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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