Social Perspectives in Lesbian and Gay StudiesSocial Perspectives in Lesbian and Gay Studies

BARBARA. PONSE. from Identities in the Lesbian World: The Social Construction of Self (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978): chapter 5 14 15 16 17 RICHARD TROIDEN from Gay and Lesbian ...

Author: Peter M. Nardi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136219313


Page: 640

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This comprehensive reader brings a social science perspective to an area hitherto dominated by the humanities. Through it, students will be able to follow the story of how sociology has come to engage with gay and lesbian issues from the 1950s to the present, from the earliest research on the underground worlds of gay men to the emergence of queer theory in the 1990s. Bringing together classic readings and the best work of younger scholars from all parts of the English-speaking world, this reader will be an invaluable resource for courses at undergraduate and graduate level in all areas of the sociology of sexuality and gender. Separate sections cover: * theoretical foundations * identity and community making * institutions and social change * challenges for the future. Each section begins with an introduction giving readers a brief guide to the readings in that section, contextualises them and relates them to one another and the book ends with an afterword by Ken Plummer summing up the present state of play and looking forward to the future.

Lesbian Gay and Bisexual Identities over the LifespanLesbian Gay and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan

Ponse, B. (1978). Identities in the lesbian world: The social construction of self. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Ponse, B. (1980). Lesbians and their worlds. In J. Marmor (Ed.), Homosexual behavior: A modern reappraisal (pp. 157-175).

Author: Anthony R. D'Augelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195359626


Page: 472

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Over the last fifteen years, psychological research regarding sexual orientation has seen explosive growth. In this book, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson bring together top experts to offer a comprehensive overview of what we have discovered--and what we still need to learn--about lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities. Writing in clear, nontechnical language, the contributors cover a range of topics, including conceptions of sexual identity, development over the lifespan, family and other personal relationships, parenting, and bigotry and discrimination. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan is essential reading for researchers, students, social scientists, mental health practitioners, and general readers who seek the most up-to-date and authoritative treatment of the subject available.

Lesbian Identity and Contemporary PsychotherapyLesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy

Ponse, B. (1978), Identities in the Lesbian World: The Social Construction of the Self. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Potter, 5. I. 8: Darty, T. E. (1981), Social work and the invisible minority: An exploration of lesbianism. Soc.

Author: Eda Goldstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134907342


Page: 212

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Recent contributions to the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic literature have moved beyond traditional views of lesbianism, but they have tended to address lesbian identity from one theoretical vantage point or another. Rarely have new ideas been linked to the process issues that arise in actual clinical situations. Lesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy undertakes this very task, and, in so doing, documents the therapeutic gains that result from validating lesbian sexual identity and life experience. Drawing on contemporary relational thinking and new perspectives on gender and sexuality, Goldstein and Horowitz describe and illustrate an affirmative approach to clinical work with lesbians at various stages of the life cycle. Adolescent, young adult, and family issues are all brought within their compass. Making ample use of case vignettes, they demonstrate the ways in which therapists can elicit their patients' personal narratives of self-acceptance as lesbians and coming out experiences; work with the transference and countertransference dynamics subsequent to such disclosures; and finally explore the collaborative process through which therapist and patient seek to understand their therapeutic interaction. A range of life circumstances are brought within the authors' refreshingly "hands-on" clinical approach. Special consideration is given to issues arising when lesbians date and initiate romantic relationships and to the relationship problems that develop in ongoing partnerships during the middle and later years. The book concludes by discussing the issues faced by lesbian therapists in treating lesbian patients and in interacting with heterosexual colleagues. An exemplary overview of newer views of lesbian identity and of the challenges of lesbian life, Lesbian Identity and Contemporary Psychotherapy is equally valuable as an up to date, relationally informed guide to clinical work with lesbian patients.

Understanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian and Gay YouthUnderstanding Narrative Identity Through Lesbian and Gay Youth

Ponse, B. (1978) Identities in the Lesbian World: The Social ConstructionofSelf. Westport,CT: Greenwood Press. Poteat, V.P., Mereish, E. H., DiGiovanni, D. G. and Scheer, J. R. (2013)'Homophobic bullying' in I. Riversand N. Duncan(eds.) ...

Author: Edmund Coleman-Fountain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137312709


Page: 140

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This book contests the idea that lesbian and gay categories are disappearing, and that sexuality is becoming fluid, by showing how young people use them in a world in which heterosexuality is privileged. Exploring identity making, the book shows how old modernist stories of sexual being entwine with narratives of normality.

Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in SingaporePostcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore

The cultural and historical facts of these events continue to be constitutive of lesbian and gay knowledge, identification and organising around the world, as observed for instance, among Filipinos (Manalansan 2003), in the 'Arab World' ...

Author: Shawna Tang

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317519164


Page: 200

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Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global modernities and dominant understandings of what it means to be queer. It engages with debates about globalization, post-colonialism and sexuality, while emphasising the specificity, diversity and interconnectedness of local lesbian sexualities.

Dyke Girl Language and Identities in a Lesbian GroupDyke Girl Language and Identities in a Lesbian Group

... engagementintheirsocial world, asisshown inthe interaction ofthe Stompers inthis book. Aswillbe revealed, groupbased and individually realised identities are produced asaresult of interaction, meaning that such phenomena as 'lesbian ...

Author: L. Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137271341


Page: 195

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This book explores the construction of identities within a lesbian group, outlining interactive tactics used in the production of mutually-negotiated norms of authenticity. Using ethnography and discourse analysis, a range of group-specific personae are revealed to be continually reworked and reproduced within the women's interaction.

Lesbian Bisexual IdentitiesLesbian Bisexual Identities

That is , seen as essential , unchanging parts of the self , lesbian identities are com- monly described as discovered , not created or performed . As social constructionist accounts of identity predominate within the academic world ...

Author: Kristin Esterberg

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1566395100


Page: 226

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A revealing examination of how lesbian and bisexual women come to see themselves and what those identities mean to them.

Bisexual and Homosexual IdentitiesBisexual and Homosexual Identities

Ponse , B. Secrecy in the lesbian world . Sage Contemporary Social Science Issues , 1977 , 35 , 53-78 . Ponse , B. Identities in the lesbian world : The social construction of self . Westport , CT : Greenwood Press , 1978 .

Author: John P. De Cecco

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0866562710


Page: 192

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This well-documented book highlights some of the theories of bisexual and homosexual identities and their conceptual bases in cultural history, moral philosophy, biology, and social psychology. Some of the most respected minds in the field of human sexuality challenge traditional views on homosexuality and question the moral principles implicit in many existing psychiatric and psychological theories.

The Health of Sexual MinoritiesThe Health of Sexual Minorities

Grossman, A.H. (1997) The virtual and actual identities of older lesbians and gay men. In: Duberman, M. (ed) A queer world: the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies reader. NYU Press, New York, pp. 615–626. Horowitz, J.L., and Newcomb, ...

Author: Ilan H. Meyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387313344


Page: 731

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This is the first concise handbook on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health in the past few years. It breaks the myths, breaks the silence, and breaks new ground on this subject. This resource offers a multidimensional picture of LGBT health across clinical and social disciplines to give readers a full and nuanced understanding of these diverse populations. It contains real-world matters of definition and self-definition, meticulous analyses of stressor and health outcomes, a extensive coverage of research methodology concerns, and critical insights into the sociopolitical context of LGBT individuals’ health and lives.