Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Research and Clinical Perspectives

by Douglas Kimmel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231136188

ISBN-13: 9780231136181

Pub. Date: 05/02/2006

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging brings together cutting-edge research, practical information, and innovative thinking regarding the characteristics and processes of aging among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Written by experts in the field, the book covers a range of subjects and provides a comprehensive knowledge base for practitioners, students, and researchers.

Contributors address topics such as sexuality, relationships, legal issues, retirement planning, physical and mental health, substance abuse, community needs, gay and lesbian grandparents, and a model agency dedicated to delivering services to the senior LGBT population. Their writing takes a gay-affirmative approach that focuses on resilience, coping, and successful adaptation to aging and is sensitive to the importance of historical oppression in the lives of older members of sexual minorities. The authors also pay close attention to ethnic and cultural issues and identify where further research is needed.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging is a groundbreaking collection of some of the most significant voices in this area of research today. Gerontologists and those who serve the LGBT community are in great need of the information contained in this singular and definitive resource.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231136181
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
05/02/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface1. Historical Context for Research on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging, by Douglas Kimmel, Tara Rose, Nancy Orel, and Beverly Greene2. Trans Aging, by Loree Cook-Daniels3. The Aging Bisexual: The Invisible of the Invisible Minority, by Sari H. Dworkin4. Physical and Mental Health of Older Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults, by Arnold H. Grossman5. Sexuality in the Lives of Aging Lesbian and Bisexual Women, by Linda Garnets and Letitia Anne Peplau6. Gay Men and Aging: Sex and Intimacy, by Edward A. Wierzalis, Bob Barret, Mark Pope, and Michael Rankins7. The Victimization of Older LGBT Adults: Patterns, Impact, and Implications for Intervention, by Kimberly F. Balsam and Anthony R. D'Augelli8. Use and Misuse of Alcohol and Drugs, by Derek D. Satre9. Aging Together: The Retirement Plans of Same-Sex Couples, by Steven E. Mock, Catherine J. Taylor, and Ritch C. Savin-Williams10. Lesbian and Bisexual Women as Grandparents: The Centrality of Sexual Orientation in the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship, by Nancy Orel11. Legal Concerns of LGBT Elders, by Matthew R. Dubois12. End-of-Life Issues for LGBT Older Adults, by Dean Blevins and James L. Werth Jr.13. Community Needs Assessment: Documenting the Need for Affirmative Services for LGB Older Adults, by Nancy Orel14. Openhouse: Community Building and Research in the LGBT Aging Population, by Marcy Adelman, Jeanette Gurevitch, Brian de Vries, and John A. Blando15. SAGE: New York City's Pioneer Organization for LGBT Elders, by Elizabeth Kling and Douglas Kimmel16. Bibliography of Research and Clinical Perspectives on LGBT Aging, by Steven DavidIndex

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