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Nebraska Symposium on Motivation

Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities

Editors: Hope, Debra A. (Ed.)

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About this book

The scientific study of sexual identity has made great strides in the five decades since Kinsey’s early investigations.; We know that sexual orientation exists on a continuum and not within a list of static categories such as "straight" and "gay", yet it’s not always clear what should be measured, or what should "count." It’s understood that sexual orientation is an intricate blend of sexual attraction, behavior, and identity, but it can also be informed by political identity, social behavior, and nuances of attraction that may possibly transcend sex.

However one defines sexuality, Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities relates these concepts to larger societal issues while also highlighting critical grey areas in the knowledge base, from the psychobiology of desire to the fluidity of adolescent sexual experience and self-expression. Well-known scholars in the psychology of sexual orientation:

  • Explore the challenges of answering the basic question "How many gays are there?" when scholars, statisticians, and research participants widely disagree.
  • Set out a cogent framework for understanding the degrees of sexual prejudice and stigma, motivation for hate crimes, and their effects on sexual minorities.
  • Review the state of research on same-sex relationships as a work in progress.
  • Report on the evolving legal status of gays and lesbians, as more same-sex couples consider adoption and lobby to change the marriage laws.
  • Present current findings on children raised in same-sex households, from behavioral health to social relationships
  • Raise the pertinent question—given the disparities between men and women in terms of sexual expression and arousal—"What is sexual orientation, and how do we view it through the lens of gender

Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities is especially timely during this current crossroads of social and political acceptance, and is thought-provoking, influential reading for researchers, practitioners working with sexual minorities, and policymakers.

About the Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
The Nebraska Symposium on Motivation has been sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1953. Each year the Symposium invites leading scholars from around the world to speak at a conference devoted to a topic of current interest to psychology, the proceedings of which are published in an edited volume.

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From the reviews:

"This volume is a snapshot in time of what we know about the sexual identities of gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. … it summarizes past research; more important, it presents a platform for launching future research. … Practitioners (e.g., counselors, therapists, educators, social workers, and even policy makers) and all students in training need to read this book. It is an invaluable resource for researchers seeking to push the boundaries of our understanding of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals." (Robert D. Brown, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (42), 2009)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hope, Debra A.

    Pages 1-4

  • How Many Gays Are There? It Depends

    Savin-Williams, Ritch C.

    Pages 5-41

  • What is Sexual Orientation and Do Women Have One?

    Bailey, J. Michael

    Pages 43-63

  • Sexual Stigma and Sexual Prejudice in the United States: A Conceptual Framework

    Herek, Gregory M.

    Pages 65-111

  • An Overview of Same-Sex Couples in Relation Ships: A Research Area Still at Sea

    Rothblum, Esther D.

    Pages 113-139

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eBook $119.00
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Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-1864-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities
Editors
  • Debra A. Hope
Series Title
Nebraska Symposium on Motivation
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09556-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09556-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09555-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-1864-2
Series ISSN
0146-7875
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 200
Topics