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Out in Psychology. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives

  • ID: 2250991
  • Book
  • March 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The authors of these works open up the closet that has hidden the controversies within the LGBTQ communities for years, not only in the scientific world but in the political and social worlds as well.

Taken from the Foreword by Jerry J. Bigner, Professor Emeritus, Department of Human and Family Studies, Colorado State University.

This essential and informative text showcases a range of up–to–date approaches to the exciting and rapidly expanding area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer psychologies. Out in Psychology places a strong emphasis on exploring the potential of qualitative and critical approaches and gives much needed attention to often overlooked bisexual and trans psychological research. It offers a fresh perspective on lesbian and gay topics by incorporating new areas of engagement such as sociology, law, sport psychology, occupational psychology and critical psychology.

Compiled from the work of a range of international contributors based in a variety of professional settings, this fascinating and informative resource is divided into four accessible sections that each provide a novel approach to LGBTQ psychologies:

- Histories and Commentaries
- Lives and Experiences
- Work and Leisure
- Health and Practice

This volume is essential reading for students and academics (both lecturers and researchers) in Psychology, Sociology, Women s Studies, Sexuality Studies and LGBT/Queer Studies, and also counsellors and therapists in private practice, as well as members of the general LGBTQ community.
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List of Contributors.

Foreword by Jerry J. Bigner.

1. Introducing Out in Psychology (Victoria Clarke and Elizabeth Peel).

2. From lesbian and gay psychology to LGBTQ psychologies: A journey into the unknown (Victoria Clarke and Elizabeth Peel)

3. What comes after discourse analysis for LGBTQ psychology(Peter Hegarty).

4. Recognising race in LGBTQ psychology: Power, privilege and complicity (Damien W. Riggs).

5. Personality, individual differences and LGB psychology (Gareth Hagger Johnson).

6. Heteronormativity and the exclusion of bisexuality in psychology (Meg Barker).

7. A minority within a minority: Experiences of gay men with intellectual disabilities.(Christopher Bennett and Adrian Coyle).

8. Closet talk: The contemporary relevance of the closet in lesbian and gay interaction (Victoria Land and Celia Kitzinger)

9. Romance, rights, recognition, responsibilities and radicalism: Same–sex couples accounts of civil partnership and marriage (Victoria Clarke, Carole Burgoyne and Maree Burns).

10. The experience of social power in the lives of trans people (Clair Clifford and Jim Orford).

11. What do they look like and are they among us? Bisexuality, (dis.closure and (Maria Gurevich, Jo Bower, Cynthia M. Mathieson and Bramilee Dhayanandhan).

12. Heterosexism at work: Diversity training, discrimination law and the limits of liberal individualism (Rosie Harding and Elizabeth Peel).

13. Out on the ball fields: Lesbians in sport (Vikki Krane and Kerrie J. Kauer).

14. Homophobia, rights and community: Contemporary issues in the lives of LGB people in the UK (Sonja J. Ellis).

15. Striving for holistic success: How lesbians come out on top (Faith Rostad and Bonita C. Long).

16. On Passing: The Interactional Organization of Appearance Attributions in the Psychiatric Assessment of Transsexual Patients (Susan A. Speer and Richard Green).

17. Alcohol and gay men: Consumption, promotion and policy responses (Jeffrey Adams, Timothy McCreanor and Virginia Braun).

18. Towards a clinical–psychological approach to address the hetero sexual concerns of intersexed women (Lih–Mei Liao).

19. Educational psychology practice with LGB youth in schools: Individual and institutional interventions (Jeremy J. Monsen and Sydney Bailey).

20. Que(e)rying the meaning of lesbian health: Individual(izing and community discourses (Sara MacBride–Stewart).

21. Transsexualism: Diagnostic dilemmas, transgender politics and the future of transgender care (Katherine Johnson).


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Victoria Clarke
Elizabeth Peel
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