Out in Psychology: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives / Edition 1

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There has been a recent explosion of interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Perspective Psychology amongst students and academics, and this interest is predicted to continue to rise. Recent media debates on subjects such as same-sex marriage have fuelled interest in LGBTQ perspectives. This edited collection showcases the latest thinking in LGBTQ psychology. The book has 21 chapters covering subjects such as same sex parenting, outing, young LGBTQ people, sport, learning disabilities, lesbian and gay identities etc. The book has an international focus, with contributors from UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

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"A superb introduction to many perspectives, and a must read for anyone working with LGBT populations." (The Psychologist, February 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470012871
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/18/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 6.87 (w) x 9.88 (h) x 1.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Victoria Clarke is a senior lecturer in social psychology atthe University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. She haspublished a number of papers on lesbian and gay parenting, same-sexrelationships, the history of LGBTQ psychologies, and qualitativemethods in journals such as Sexualities, British Journalof Social Psychology, Qualitative Research in Psychologyand Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review. She has edited(with Sara-Jane Finlay and Sue Wilkinson) two special issues ofFeminism & Psychology on marriage, and edited (withElizabeth Peel) special issues of Feminism & Psychology,Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy, Lesbian &Gay Psychology Review and Psychology of Women SectionReview on LGBTQ psychologies. She is also the editor withElizabeth Peel and Jack Drescher of British LGB Psychologies:Theory, research and practice (Haworth Press, 2007). She is amember of the British Psychological Society’s Lesbian &Gay Psychology Section and Qualitative Methods in PsychologySection. She is an editorial board member of the Journal of Gay& Lesbian Psychotherapy and Feminism &Psychology. Her current research and writing centres onsame-sex relational practices and civil partnership, LGBTQ issuesin higher education, and the use of thematic analysis inqualitative psychological research. She is co-authoring a textbook(with Sonja J. Ellis, Elizabeth Peel and Damien W. Riggs) entitledLGBTQ Psychologies: Themes and perspectives (CambridgeUniversity Press).

Elizabeth Peel is a lecturer in psychology in the Schoolof Life & Health Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.She has published a number of articles about heterosexism,diversity training and lesbian and gay relationships in journalssuch as Discourse & Society, Feminism &Psychology, Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review andWomen’s Studies International Forum. She is the editorwith Victoria Clarke and Jack Drescher of British LGBPsychologies: Theory, research and practice (Haworth Press,2007). She has also edited (with Victoria Clarke) special issues ofFeminism & Psychology, Journal of Gay & LesbianPsychotherapy, Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review andPsychology of Women Section Review on LGBTQ psychologies.She is a chartered psychologist and a member of the BritishPsychological Society’s Lesbian and Gay Psychology Sectionand Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section. She is former editorof Lesbian & Gay Psychology Review and editorial boardmember of the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapy. Hercurrent research centres on the management of chronic illness(especially diabetes), understandings of health relatedtechnologies (such as neuroimaging techniques), same sexrelationships and the intersections of LGBTQ psychologies andcritical health psychology. She is currently editing (with MichaelThomson) a special issue of Feminism & Psychology onLGBTQ health psychologies and is co-authoring a textbook (withVictoria Clarke, Sonja J. Ellis and Damien W. Riggs) entitledLGBTQ Psychologies: Themes and perspectives (CambridgeUniversity Press).

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.

Foreword by Jerry J. Bigner.

1. Introducing Out in Psychology (Victoria Clarke and ElizabethPeel).

2. From lesbian and gay psychology to LGBTQ psychologies: Ajourney into the unknown (Victoria Clarke and Elizabeth Peel)

3. What comes after discourse analysis for LGBTQpsychology(Peter Hegarty).

4. Recognising race in LGBTQ psychology: Power, privilege andcomplicity (Damien W. Riggs).

5. Personality, individual differences and LGB psychology(Gareth Hagger Johnson).

6. Heteronormativity and the exclusion of bisexuality inpsychology (Meg Barker).

7. A minority within a minority: Experiences of gay men withintellectual disabilities.(Christopher Bennett and AdrianCoyle).

8. Closet talk: The contemporary relevance of the closet inlesbian and gay interaction (Victoria Land and Celia Kitzinger)

9. Romance, rights, recognition, responsibilities andradicalism: Same-sex couples’ accounts of civil partnershipand marriage (Victoria Clarke, Carole Burgoyne and MareeBurns).

10. The experience of social power in the lives of trans people(Clair Clifford and Jim Orford).

11. What do they look like and are they among us? Bisexuality,(dis.closure and (Maria Gurevich, Jo Bower, Cynthia M. Mathiesonand Bramilee Dhayanandhan).

12. Heterosexism at work: Diversity training, discrimination lawand the limits of liberal individualism (Rosie Harding andElizabeth Peel).

13. Out on the ball fields: Lesbians in sport (Vikki Krane andKerrie J. Kauer).

14. Homophobia, rights and community: Contemporary issues in thelives of LGB people in the UK (Sonja J. Ellis).

15. Striving for holistic success: How lesbians come out on top(Faith Rostad and Bonita C. Long).

16. On Passing: The Interactional Organization of AppearanceAttributions in the Psychiatric Assessment of Transsexual Patients(Susan A. Speer and Richard Green).

17. Alcohol and gay men: Consumption, promotion and policyresponses (Jeffrey Adams, Timothy McCreanor and VirginiaBraun).

18. Towards a clinical-psychological approach to address thehetero sexual concerns of intersexed women (Lih-Mei Liao).

19. Educational psychology practice with LGB youth in schools:Individual and institutional interventions (Jeremy J. Monsen andSydney Bailey).

20. Que(e)rying the meaning of lesbian health: Individual(izingand community discourses (Sara MacBride-Stewart).

21. Transsexualism: Diagnostic dilemmas, transgender politicsand the future of transgender care (Katherine Johnson).


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