By Bonnie Zimmerman
A wealthy historical past that should be documented starting in 1869, while the examine of homosexuality will be acknowledged to have all started with the institution of sexology, this encyclopedia bargains debts of an important foreign advancements in a space that now occupies a severe position in lots of fields of educational endeavours. It covers a protracted historical past and a dynamic and ever altering current, whereas establishing up the educational career to new scholarship and new methods of considering. A groundbreaking new strategy whereas gays and lesbians have shared many points of existence, their histories and cultures constructed in profoundly other ways. to mirror this important truth, the encyclopedia has been ready in separate volumes assuring that either histories obtain complete, independent recognition and huge variety of human event is roofed. Written for and by way of a variety of humans meant as a reference for college kids and students in all fields, in addition to for most of the people, the encyclopedia is written in effortless language. whilst it continues a excessive point of scholarship that includes either ardour and objectivity. it's written by means of probably the most well-known names within the box, in addition to new students, whose examine maintains to develop gender reviews into the longer term
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Extra resources for Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures: Volume 1
She is an associate professor in the women’s studies department at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Arlene Stein is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She is the editor of Sisters, Sexperts, Queers: Beyond the Lesbian Nation (1993) and the author of Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Nation (1997). D. from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, taught at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and Colby College, Waterville, Maine, and is an assistant professor of history at York University in Toronto, Canada.
McCaw is a psychotherapist in Toronto, Canada. D. in clinical psychology from the University of Windsor; her dissertation research explored the variety of means by which people of all sexual orientations become queer-positive in a queer-negative society. Judith McDaniel is a poet and activist who lives in Tucson, Arizona. Her recent publications include an edited book of Barbara Deming’s poetry, I Change, I Change (1996); a novel, Yes I Said Yes I Will (1996); and The Lesbian Couples Guide (1995).
In microbiology and molecular genetics from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her recent publications include Im/partial Science: Gender Ideology in Molecular Biology (1995), and “Biological Determination of Homosexuality” in the NWSA Journal (1995). She is an associate professor in the women’s studies department at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Arlene Stein is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Oregon, Eugene. She is the editor of Sisters, Sexperts, Queers: Beyond the Lesbian Nation (1993) and the author of Sex and Sensibility: Stories of a Lesbian Nation (1997).