The A to Z of Homosexuality
Scarecrow Press, 2. sep. 2009 - 280 sider
The history of sexuality is central to social history, the history of ideas, the realization or repression of human rights, and other areas of focus. This is also true about those who have had, or do have, what could be called minority sexualities. Same-sex attraction has generally been a minority sexuality; it has been the object of tremendous repression and vociferous complaint but also one of praise by talented poets and philosophers. The A to Z of Homosexuality provides a comprehensive survey of same-sex relations from ancient China and Greece to the contemporary world. It covers the gay rights movement from its origins in 19th century Europe to the nascent global network today. Philosophic treatments, such as natural law and queer theory, along with legal issues and court decisions are included. Global in its coverage of the variety of same-sex relations, their legal treatment, and social norms concerning same-sex attraction, this reference includes a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries on specific countries and regions, influential historical figures, laws that criminalized same-sex sexuality, various historical terms that have been used to refer to aspects of same-sex love, and contemporary events and legal decisions.
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20th century activists adoption age of consent American ancient Greece anti-discrimination laws anti-gay anti-sodomy laws argued authorities Britain British Christianity civil unions closet common countries Court criminal cultural decades decriminalized discrimination early enacted Europe Falwell female female-female formed France Gay Liberation Front gay rights movement gays and lesbians Germany heterosexual Hirschfeld historical homo homophile movement HOMOSEXUAL MALE homosexual rights movement homosexual sex homosexuality Human Rights immunodeficiency influential issue Kameny Lesbian and Gay lesbians LITERATURE Magnus Hirschfeld mainstream male same-sex male-male Mattachine Society MEDICAL MODEL military MODEL OF HOMOSEXUALITY mosexuality natural law norms one’s organization Paragraph 175 persons police harassment political prosecutions punishments queer recognizing same-sex registered partnership religious right reparative therapy repealed repression same-sex attraction same-sex love same-sex marriage same-sex relations same-sex relationships same-sex sexuality sex acts sexual orientation social sodomy SOTADIC ZONE subculture term tion tradition Ulrichs United Wolfenden Report women wrote