Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Male Experiences

Psychological Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Male Experiences

by Linda Garnets
     
 

This innovative and wide-ranging psychology textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the central themes and issues in lesbian and gay male studies.

Garnets and Kimmel have extensively reviewed the published literature — from classical to the most recent — to compile this collection of primary-source articles representing the best current

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This innovative and wide-ranging psychology textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the central themes and issues in lesbian and gay male studies.

Garnets and Kimmel have extensively reviewed the published literature — from classical to the most recent — to compile this collection of primary-source articles representing the best current research and theory. The text gives particular attention to identity development, gender differences, ethnic and racial variation, long-term relationships, adult development, and aging. Contemporary topics are also considered, including the debate over "outing," the question of legal recognition of gay and lesbian relationships, parenting, and discrimination in the military. The editors' conclusion calls attention to the need for new models in clinical practice, research, and public policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231078856
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Series:
Between Men~Between Women: Lesbian and Gay Studies
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
620
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Lesbian and Gay Male Dimensions in the Psychological Study of Human Diversity1
Pt. 1The Meaning of Sexual Orientation53
Contemporary Issue: Outing56
1Gay Politics and Community in San Francisco Since World War II59
2Components of Sexual Identity80
3The Context of Antigay Violence: Notes on Cultural and Psychological Heterosexism89
Pt. 2Origins of Sexual Orientation109
Contemporary Issue: Choice versus No Choice113
4Recent Challenges to Traditional Assumptions about Homosexuality: Some Implications for Practice117
5Sin, Sickness, or Status? Homosexual Gender Identity and Psychoneuroendocrinology130
6Bisexuality: Some Social Psychological Issues168
Pt. 3Identity Development and Stigma Management185
Contemporary Issue: Differences Between the Older and Younger Generations188
7The Formation of Homosexual Identities191
8Notes on the Management of Difference218
9"You're a What?": Family Member Reactions to the Disclosure of Homosexuality248
10Lesbian Career Development, Work Behavior, and Vocational Counseling267
Pt. 4Gender Differences in Roles and Behavior287
Contemporary Issue: Homophobia and Antilesbian/Antigay Violence291
11Breaking the Mirror: The Construction of Lesbianism and the Anthropological Discourse on Homosexuality297
12On Heterosexual Masculinity: Some Psychical Consequences of the Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality316
Pt. 5Cultural Diversity Among Lesbians and Gay Men331
Contemporary Issue: Racism in the Gay Male and Lesbian Communities335
13Persistence and Change in the Berdache Tradition among Contemporary Lakota Indians339
14Issues of Identity in the Psychology of Latina Lesbians348
15Gay Identity Issues among Black Americans: Racism, Homophobia, and the Need for Validation364
16Issues of Identity Development Among Asian-American Lesbians and Gay Men376
Pt. 6Relationships and Parenthood389
Contemporary Issue: Legal Recognition and Spouse/Family Benefits392
17Lesbian and Gay Relationships395
18Lesbian Mothers: Psychosocial Assumptions in Family Law420
19Gay Fathers: A Review of the Literature437
Pt. 7Adolescence, Midlife, and Aging459
Contemporary Issue: HIV/AIDS464
20Mental Health Issues of Gay and Lesbian Adolescents469
21Risk Factors for Attempted Suicide in Gay and Bisexual Youth486
22Existential Issues of Midlife Lesbians500
23Adult Development and Aging: A Gay Perspective517
Pt. 8Health535
Contemporary Issue: Effect of Social Oppression on Health538
24The National Lesbian Health Care Survey: An Overview541
25AIDS: The Challenge to Psychology557
26Treatment Issues for Chemically Dependent Lesbians and Gay Men567
27Violence and Victimization of Lesbians and Gay Men: Mental Health Consequences579
Conclusion: Implications for Practice, Research, and Public Policy599
Glossary605
Acknowledgments609
Index613

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