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Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies

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. Authors Deborah T. Meem, Jonathan Alexander, Key Beck, and Michelle A. Gibson provide 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.

Introduction: To the Reader

Section I: Histories and Politics

Chapter 1. Before Identity: The Ancient World through the 19th Century

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 and 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

Chapter 13. Conclusion. Queer and Trans Cultures: The Search for Queer Space


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