Modern Homosexualities: Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences

Modern Homosexualities: Fragments of Lesbian and Gay Experiences

by Ken Plummer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415064201

ISBN-13: 9780415064200

Pub. Date: 11/17/1992

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

When gay and lesbian cultural and political movements erupted on the international stage during the 1970s, few could have predicted their enormous success. Modern Homosexualities is a unique collection of nineteen essays by international activists and academics

which documents and analyzes the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the past

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Overview

When gay and lesbian cultural and political movements erupted on the international stage during the 1970s, few could have predicted their enormous success. Modern Homosexualities is a unique collection of nineteen essays by international activists and academics

which documents and analyzes the dramatic changes in lesbian and gay experience over the past twenty years. The collection explores such topics as the growth of lesbian and gay studies, new patterns of lesbian sexuality, the relationship between lesbians and gay men, the debate over

lesbian motherhood, the impact of AIDS, and the rise of political campaigning in the face of current backlashes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415064200
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/17/1992
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction: gay and lesbian world making
1Speaking Its Name: Inventing a Lesbian and Gay Studies3
Pt. IIEstablishing the male homosexual: the Turkish and Mesoamerican experience
2The 'Underdevelopment' of Modern/Gay Homosexuality in Mesoamerica29
3Masculinity, Femininity, and Turkish Male Homosexuality39
Pt. IIIConstructing communities and identities
4The Company of Friends and Lovers: Lesbian Communities in the Netherlands53
5Coming Out: Lesbian Identities and the Categorization Problem65
6The Role of Disclosure in Coming Out Among Gay Men75
Pt. IVCreating new relationships: pretending to be families?
7Loves, Sexualities, and Marriages: Strategies and Adjustments87
8Daring to Pretend? Motherhood and Lesbianism98
9That's What Friends Are For: Friends as Family in the Gay and Lesbian Community108
10A Cocktail of Alarm: Same-Sex Couples and Migration to Australia 1985-90121
11Report from a Rotten State: 'Marriage' and 'Homosexuality' in 'Denmark'134
Pt. VTranscending AIDS: models of love, support, and activism
12The AIDS Dialectics: Awareness, Identity, Death, and Sexual Politics151
13Lesbian Politics and AIDS Work160
14Sex and Caring Among Men: Impacts of AIDS on Gay People175
Pt. VIShifting sexualities: the lesbian case
15Constructing Lesbian Sexualities187
16Resisting the Erasure of Lesbian Sexuality: A Challenge for Queer Activism200
Pt. VIIMaking the future: radicalism, rights, and citizenship in the UK
17Abseil Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Lesbian and Gay Campaigning Tactics and Section 28217
18Dangerous Activism?227
19Equal Rights for All: Strategies for Lesbian and Gay Equality in Britain237
A brief guide to further reading249
Bibliography255
Name index272
Subject index276

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