Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Paperback, 3 Edition by Alexander, Jonathan F.
Paperback: 3 Edition
Publication Date: 2017-01-27
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Paperback : 464 pages
Edition: 3 Edition
Author: Alexander, Jonathan F.
Product Description The new Third Edition of Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies provides readers with an accessible and riveting introduction to LGBTQ (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer) studies. Designed as a combination of introductory text and reader, Finding Out helps students understand the growth and development of LGBTQ identities and the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies. The book combines comprehensive introductory and explanatory material with primary source readings. The authors provide context (from history, literature and the arts, media, politics, and more) to form a coherent framework for understanding the included debates and readings. Going beyond simply providing a historical account, this easy-to-follow text offers an in-depth examination of LGBTQ culture and society―making LGBTQ studies a central part of your course coverage. Review "Finding Out is an excellent and much-needed overview of LBGTQ studies, providing a thorough history and evocative readings reflecting a variety of perspectives and experiences." -- Brecken Chinn "Great introductory book that gives equal weight to historical and contemporary topics" -- Parandeh Kia "I can’t remember ever enjoying reading a textbook so much since I was a graduate student. " -- Teresa Sabourin "…The information and history provided in [Finding Out] are unlike anything I’ve had the opportunity to read. Queer history is so often completely ignored in schools, so this really gives me an opportunity to talk about where we’ve been, and where we’re going, and hopefully encourage our students to get out from behind their computers and help to continue making change for the LGBT community!" -- Lynn Zlotkowski "Only introductory textbook for LGBT studies AND it covers a good range of topics, quality of scholarship is good, and has some good primary source readings; students in an introductory, general education course find it both accessible and interesting." -- Diana L Swanson About the Author Jonathan Alexander is Chancellor’s Professor of English and Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He is author, co-author, or editor of twelve books, including Sexual Rhetorics: Methods, Identities, Publics (co-edited with Jacqueline Rhodes, Routledge, 2015), Techne: Queer Meditations on Writing the Self (co-authored with Jacqueline Rhodes, Computers and Composition Digital Press, September 2015), Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges (co-edited with Serena Anderlini D’Onofrio, Routledge, 2012), Literacy, Sexuality, Pedagogy: Theory and Practice (Utah State, 2008), and Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others (co-edited with Karen Yescavage, Routledge, 2004). Deborah T. Meem is Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Her academic specialties are Victorian literature, LGBTQ Studies, and the 19th-century woman’s novel. She earned a PhD from Stony Brook University in 1985. Her work has appeared in Journal of the History of Sexuality, Feminist Teacher, Studies in Popular Culture, and elsewhere. She has edited four works by Victorian novelist and journalist Eliza Lynn Linton: The Rebel of the Family (Broadview, 2002), Realities (Valancourt, 2010), The Autobiography of Christopher Kirkland (Victorian Secrets, 2011) and Sowing the Wind (Victorian Secrets, 2015). With Michelle Gibson, she coedited Femme/Butch: New Considerations of the Way We Want to Go (2002) and Lesbian Academic Couples (2005), both published by Routledge Press. With Jonathan Alexander, she wrote “Dorian Gray, Tom Ripley, and the Queer Closet” (CLCWeb, 2003). Michelle A. Gibson is Professor Emerita of the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Cincinnati. Her scholarship focuses on Sexuality Studies and pedagogy. Her most recent writing applies queer and postmodern identity theories to pedagogical practice and popular culture. In retir
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