Queer by Choice: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of Identity / Edition 1

Queer by Choice: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Politics of Identity / Edition 1

by Vera Whisman, Whisman Vera
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415910153

ISBN-13: 9780415910156

Pub. Date: 12/28/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Queer by Choice enters the controversial debate of sexual identity by examining choice in gay men and lesbian sexual identity. Drawing on interviews with a sample of 72 people, Whisman analyzes if, and to what extent, choice played a role in determining identity. Contributing factors such as race, class, religion, and educational level are considered. The

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Queer by Choice enters the controversial debate of sexual identity by examining choice in gay men and lesbian sexual identity. Drawing on interviews with a sample of 72 people, Whisman analyzes if, and to what extent, choice played a role in determining identity. Contributing factors such as race, class, religion, and educational level are considered. The results of the study are stimulating and often surprising, and contribute to the escalating debates over sexual identity as lesbians and gays continue to soldier for rights and representation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415910156
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Aknowledgments
1Dear Abby, "The Gay Agenda," and the New York Times1
2The Pleasures and Dangers of Choice11
3Story of Choice37
4Choosing a Story: Determined, Chosen, and Mixed69
5Difference and Dominance: Gendered Identity Accounts107
6Conclusion119
Appendix127
Bibliography139
Index147

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