Queer Questions, Clear Answers: The Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation

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Queer Questions, Clear Answers: The Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation offers an eye-opening conversation about questions, facts—and fears—relative to sexual orientation. The book is framed around a series of nine sets of "queer questions," including, Who is queer and who is not? How do we interpret and use sacred scriptures to control behavior and set public policy? What lessons can we learn from history and psychology? and What is the homosexual agenda?

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Overview

Queer Questions, Clear Answers: The Contemporary Debates on Sexual Orientation offers an eye-opening conversation about questions, facts—and fears—relative to sexual orientation. The book is framed around a series of nine sets of "queer questions," including, Who is queer and who is not? How do we interpret and use sacred scriptures to control behavior and set public policy? What lessons can we learn from history and psychology? and What is the homosexual agenda?

The author, himself a gay man and prominent academic, combines cross-disciplinary research and personal anecdotes in his intriguing search for answers to questions that are central to ongoing cultural and political debates. In discussing each set of questions, he examines perspectives and arguments from across the political spectrum. The clear, articulate, and wholly candid answers he offers will help readers get beyond the headlines—and the sound bites—to better understand many important arguments about homosexuality and human rights.

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"This is a well-researched, superlatively written summary of the current state of knowledge about sexual orientation. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313386121
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/31/2010
  • Pages: 265
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Who's Queer and Who's Not 9

3 The Origins of Sexual Orientation 33

4 Sacred Scriptures and Homosexuality 69

5 Reparative Therapy and the Ex-Gay Identity 93

6 The Downfall of Society 113

7 Pardon Me, But Do You Have Size 13 Toe Shoes in Stock? 133

8 Is It a Secret Agenda or a Civil Rights Movement? 171

9 Out of the School Closet 209

10 Straight Talk 229

Appendix 239

Bibliography 241

Index 263

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  • Posted October 25, 2010

    fantastic read

    Finally - a book that takes the research of the debates about sexual orientation and makes it understandable. The research is strong and the personal anecdotes provide a personal insight into Gay America.

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