Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture

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Overview

The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture covers gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer (GLBTQ) life and culture post-1945, with a strong international approach to the subject.

The scope of the work is extremely comprehensive, with entries falling into the broad categories of Dance, Education, Film, Health, Homophobia, the Internet, Literature, Music, Performance, and Politics. Slang is also covered. The international contributors come from a wide array of backgrounds: scholars, journalists, artists, doctors, scientists, lawyers, activists, and an enormous range of ideologies and points of view are represented. Major entries provide in-depth information and consider the intellectual and cultural implications of their subjects in a global context. Information is completely up-to-date, including full coverage and analysis of such current or ongoing issues as same-sex marriage/civil union and the international AIDS epidemic. Additionally, there are important appendices covering international sodomy laws and archival institutions, which will be of great value to researchers. The Encyclopedia is fully cross-referenced and many entries carry a bibliography. Where possible internet references have been given and there is a full index.

The combination of its wide scope, determined international coverage and appendices make the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Queer Culture a uniquely ambitious work and an extremely rich source of information. It is a priority addition for all libraries serving scholars and students with an interest in GLBTQ culture, history and politics across the disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

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'...a worthy addition to queer studies collections in large public and all academic libraries' - Library Journal

"This title will be worth the investment for public and academic libraries that seek broad coverage in queer issues" - Library Journal

"Thematically arranged categories allow for productive browsing across subjects approached from an international perspective" - Booklist

"This unique, well-executed volume will appeal to general readers interested in popular culture and scholars in academic disciplines like sociology and queer studies....Highly recommended" - Choice

Library Journal
Queer studies does not lend itself to the production of encyclopedias. Its self-definition hinges on its core concept, queerness, which will always be a moving target. Of course, reference works are fixed types, which leads Gerstner (cinema studies, Coll. of Staten Island, CUNY) to declare that any queer reference work is likely to be an inherently "splendid failure." For on-the-ground reference librarians, such distinctions matter little. We need books that help our readers. In that task, Gerstner's work is a success, encompassing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer life and culture from 1945 to the present. Thematically arranged categories (with A-to-Z entries within each) allow for productive browsing across subjects approached from an international perspective. Entries are individually signed by the similarly international contributors across many disciplines, an array of scholars, journalists, activists, scientists, doctors, and artists, expressing no unified point of view (as is to be expected). There are country surveys and biographical and popular culture entries that are unique; very few entries are accompanied by bibliographies, although those offered are up-to-date. Appendixes list relevant archival repositories, explain international sodomy laws, and list international political and community organizations. Bottom Line This resource compares favorably with Cassell's Queer Companion and Garland's Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures, though, naturally, there is considerable overlap. Two cavils: more bibliographic apparatus would have been useful, especially for some of the more obscure topics, and the book's cost may be prohibitive for many libraries that have an audience for it. Nonetheless, a worthy addition to queer studies collections in large public and all academic libraries.-David S. Azzolina, Univ. of Pennsylvania Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415306515
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Pages: 784
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.90 (d)

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