Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures
Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavors. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered.
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About the Author
Bonnie Zimmerman is professor of women’s studies at San Diego State University. She received her Ph.D. in English from SUNY Buffalo, where she became part of the first generation to work in women’s studies. She is the author of The Safe Sea of Women: Lesbian Fiction, 1969-1989 (1990), which won the Lambda Literary Award.
George E. Haggerty is professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and was founder and co-chair of the program in Gay, California, Berkeley, and is author of several books, including Men in Love: Masculinity and Sexuality in the Eighteenth Century (1999).
Hardcover: 1848 pages
Publisher: Routledge (December 1, 1999)
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