Psychology and Sexual Orientation: Coming to Terms / Edition 1

Psychology and Sexual Orientation: Coming to Terms / Edition 1

by Janis S. Bohan
     
 

Psychology and Sexual Orientation strives to "come to terms" with lesbian, gay and bisexual life and with the controversial scientific and sociocultural theories and arguments on the origin and meaning of homosexuality and queer life in the US. Janis M. Bohan disrupts conventional psychological perspectives on queer life and identity and animates the ongoing

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Psychology and Sexual Orientation strives to "come to terms" with lesbian, gay and bisexual life and with the controversial scientific and sociocultural theories and arguments on the origin and meaning of homosexuality and queer life in the US. Janis M. Bohan disrupts conventional psychological perspectives on queer life and identity and animates the ongoing debate between essentialism and constructionism. Bohan discusses the meaning of sexual orientation; lesbian, gay and bisexual identity development and stigma management; diversity in experiences; partners and parenting; and lesbian, gay and bisexual communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915144
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Glossary
Introduction: Coming to Terms1
1The (Uncertain) Meaning of Sexual Orientation13
2Heterosexuality, Gender and Heterosexual/Homophobia31
3The Question of Causation: Origins of Sexual Orientation63
4Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity: Stigma Management, Identity Formation, and Coming Out92
5Diversity and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Identity: Intersecting Identities, Multiple Oppression122
6Lifespan Development and Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Identity140
7Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Families: Partners and Children177
8Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual Communities205
Conclusion: Coming to Terms222
References237
Index259

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