Lesbian and Gay Studies: An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach

Lesbian and Gay Studies: An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach

By: Jeffrey Weeks (editor), Judith Schuyf (editor), Jan Willem Duyvendak (editor), Theo Sandfort (editor)Hardback

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This timely book seeks to demonstrate the coherence of lesbian and gay studies. It introduces the reader to the principal inter-disciplinary approaches in the field and critically assesses their strengths and weaknesses whilst asking: What is lesbian and gay studies? When did it emerge? And what are its achievements and research agenda? The gay and lesbian movement has emerged as a major political and cultural force. It poses a series of far reaching questions about the organization of identity, the operation of power and the limits of tolerance. Lesbian and Gay Studies has emerged as a vital and enriching field. It offers challenges to more traditional disciplines and requires new forms of thought about the connections between academic work and personal politics. Prof. W.G.J. Duyvendak's website

About Author

Theo Sandfort, trained as a social psychologist, was a tenured, Associate Professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, and Director of the Research Program "Diversity, Lifestyles and Health" at the Netherlands Institute of Social Sexological Research (NISSO). Since 2001 he is Associate Professor and Research Scientist at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies. Since his time as a graduate student Theo Sandfort has been involved in numerous basic and applied empirical investigations in the field of sexuality and health. He has worked as interviewer, research assistant, principal investigator and project leader. In terms of research methods he is skilled in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. He was involved in large as well as small-scale studies, aimed at surveying sexual behavior and attitudes, identifying determinants of health behavior, needs assessments, evaluating mass media and small-scale health interventions, and identifying the epidemiology of mental disorders. While in the Netherlands, Dr. Sandfort acquired grants from national and local Dutch government, semi-governmental agencies, non-profit organizations as well as the industry. He has successfully received funding for over twenty-five studies, the largest of which have been Psychosocial Core of the Amsterdam Gay Cohort Studies (1992-1998), Monitoring the Effects of the Mass Media Safe Sex Campaigns (1992-2001), Sexual Harassment and Minorities in the Dutch Police Force (1998-2001). Dr. Sandfort is on the Editorial Board of several academic journals, including AIDS Care, Archives of Sexual Behavior, Culture, Health and Sexuality, International Journal of Sexual Health, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, Sexualities, Sexuality Research and Social Policy, and Tijdschrift voor Seksuologie (Dutch Journal of Sexology). He served as President of the the International Academy of Sex Research and the Dutch Society of Sexology. In 2008, he received the John Money Award from the Society of the Scientific Study of Sexuality for his research work. Jeffrey Weeks OBE (born 1945, in Rhondda, Wales) is a historian and sociologist specialising in work on sexuality, and is also a gay activist.


The Challenge of Lesbian and Gay Studies - Jeffrey Weeks Homosexuality, Psychology, and Gay and Lesbian Studies - Theo Sandfort Mapping the Sociological Gay - Ken Plummer Past, Presents and Futures of a Sociology of Same-Sex Relations Hidden from History? Homosexuality and the Historical Sciences - Judith Schuyf Queering Anthropology - Gert Hekma Homo Legalis - Leslie J Moran Lesbian and Gay in Legal Studies The Private and the Public - Andr[ac]e Krouwel and Jan Willem Duyvendak Gay and Lesbian Issues in Political Science Geographies of Sexuality - Jon Binnie and Gill Valentine A Review of Progress Gay Male Literary Studies - Marco Pustianaz Lesbian Literary Studies - Liana Borghi Fashionably Queer - Ren[ac]ee C Hoogland Lesbian and Gay Cultural Studies Crossing Borders - Theo Sandfort and Hansje Galesloot A Debate on the Perspectives of Women's Studies and Gay and Lesbian Studies Fighting the Epidemic - Rommel Mend[gr]es-Leite and Onno de Zwart Social AIDS Studies Conclusion - Judith Schuyf and Theo Sandfort Gay and Lesbian Studies at a Crossroads

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780761954170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780761954170
  • weight: 28
  • ISBN10: 0761954171

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