Lesbian and Gay Studies An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach

by Theo Sandfort

Lesbian and Gay Studies An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach Synopsis

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

Lesbian and Gay Studies An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach Press Reviews

`The collection attempts to summarise research and theory on lesbian and gay isseus in these diverse disciplines and to give the reader a better idea of the scope and possibilities for growth in lesbian and gay studies. To achieve this, each author has written a chapter on lesbian and gay studies from their own disciplinary perspective. This has produced an eclectic mix of papers with a Eurocentric focus...most of the chapters are useful in that they give the reader a sense of how lesbian and gay-related research has been carried out historically within different fields and what the current state of play is in each area. The majority of chapters have comprehensive bibliographies and therefore make good jumping-off points for interested readers' - Lesbian and Gay Psychology Review

Book Information

ISBN: 9780761954187
Publication date: 19th July 2000
Author: Theo Sandfort
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Gay & Lesbian studies,

About Theo Sandfort

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 ...

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