An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies
- Deborah T. Meem - University of Cincinnati, USA
- Jonathan Alexander - University of California, Irvine, USA
- Key Beck
- Michelle A. Gibson - University of Cincinnati, USA
August 2022 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Finding Out, Fourth Edition introduces readers to lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer (LGBTQ) studies. By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text/reader explores the development and growth of LGBTQ identities and the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies. Now available in a digital ebook format, the fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to include a new chapter on "Trans Lives and Theories", and new readings. Chapters include more discussions of important and current issues in LGBTQ studies such as the emergence of non-binary identities, and issues of race and class, making Finding Out, Fourth Edition an even more comprehensive introduction to the field.
Section I: Histories and Politics
Chapter 1 Before Identity
Chapter 2 Sexology in the 19th Century
Chapter 3 Sexology, Activism, And Science in the 20th And 21st Centuries
Chapter 4 Imagining Liberation
Section II: Theories and Interventions
Chapter 5 Queer Normalization and Beyond
Chapter 6 Queer Diversities
Chapter 7 Trans Lives & Theories
Chapter 8 Intersectionalities
Section III Representations
Chapter 9 Queer and Trans Literatures
Chapter 10 Visual and Performing Arts
Chapter 11 Film and Television
Chapter 12 Digitally Queer and Trans
Conclusion: Queer and Trans Cultures: the Search for Queer Space
"The best, most comprehensive, most accessible /introduction/ to LGBTQ studies available on the market today."
University of Tennessee at Martin
"Well written and comprehensive. I don't know of any other text that is as comprehensive for introductory queer studies."
Muskegon Community College
Addition of new chapter 7 on trans.
Old chapter 5 eliminated, and material incorporated into new chapters 2 and 3.
New titles for several chapters: 2, 3, 4, 9, 12, Conclusion.
Chapters 2, 3, 4, and 5 of 3rd edition split and incorporated into new chapters 2, 3, and 4.
All chapters updated to reflect national and international events from 2016-22.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Sexology in The 19th Century