Bisexuality: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority

Bisexuality: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority

by Beth A. Firestein
     
 

This volume fills a gap in the literature on the subject of bisexuality and provides an insight into and clarification of this emerging paradigm shift in sexual orientation studies. The interdisciplinary range of contributors agree that, given recognition and validity, bisexuality has the explanatory power to illuminate many of those elements of sexual orientation

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This volume fills a gap in the literature on the subject of bisexuality and provides an insight into and clarification of this emerging paradigm shift in sexual orientation studies. The interdisciplinary range of contributors agree that, given recognition and validity, bisexuality has the explanatory power to illuminate many of those elements of sexual orientation and sexual identity which have, to date, remained unexplored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803972735
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Maggi Rubenstein
Prologue - Lani Ka'ahumanu
That Naked Place
Introduction - Beth A Firestein
PART ONE: OVERVIEW: BISEXUALITY IN PSYCHOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Bisexuality in Perspective - Ronald C Fox
A Review of Theory and Research
PART TWO: DIVERSITY: UNDERSTANDING AND VALUING DIFFERENCE
Managing Multiple Identities - Paula C Rust
Diversity among Bisexual Women and Men
Gender Identity and Bisexuality - Dallas Denny and Jamison Green
Bisexuality, Sexual Diversity and the Sex-Positive Perspective - Carol Queen
PART THREE: COUNSELING ISSUES: CHALLENGES AND CHOICES
Monogamy and Polyamory - Paula C Rust
Relationship Issues for Bisexuals
Bisexual Men, Sexual Behavior and HIV/AIDS - Joseph P Stokes et al
Bisexual Women and the AIDS Crisis - Margo Rila
Counseling and Psychotherapy with Bisexual and Exploring Clients - David R Matteson
PART FOUR: POLITICS AND COMMUNITY: BECOMING VISIBLE
Biphobia - Robyn Ochs
It Goes More than Two Ways
Bisexuality - Loraine Hutchins
Politics and Community
PART FIVE: AFFIRMING BISEXUALITY: PARADIGMS AND POSSIBILITIES
Bisexuality as Paradigm Shift - Beth A Firestein
Transforming Our Disciplines

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