Over thirty essays cover every issue relating to homosexuality and the changing attitude towards it. The biology of homosexuality, its psychology, new approaches to counselling for gays, the process of coming out, male and female gay relationships, gay parenthood, and other social, political and cultural topics are addressed. 'Its 22 authors collectively present a significant contribution to the armamenatarium of all those who seek, in whatever way, to answer rationally the irrational, prejudicial assumptions and accusations hurled at lesbian women and gay men. The authors critically report on the research, provide a rich source of suggestions for future research, including cautions concerning methodology, and suggest plans for social action...It also provides new, exciting ideas that are worthy of extended discussion and research. I personally have learned from this book, cited it, and used its ideas in attempts at public education. For those interested in any aspect of homoeroticism, this book is a unique and invaluable resource.' -- SIECUS Report, Vol 11, No 3, January 1983 'At present this is the best single volume in print on homosexuals, a definitive work of reference' -- The Washington Blade, April 1983 'Homosexuality is a good respresentative grouping of current research on a wide range of topics...The 31 chapters cover a mass of material...This is a good selection of the progressive scholarship of the past ten years...Homosexuality should prove useful to many and shows a good, positive direction for the academic press.' -- Gay Community News, December 1983 'It is also good reading although if asked whether I qenjoyedq reading this book I would have to answer an emphatic qnoq. Did I consider it fascinating? Yes! I appreciated the refutation of many traditional points of view and the reconfirmation of new and progressive perspectives. At the same time, I realize the ambivalence this volume will cause for many of my colleagues who have yet to accept the ideas it endorses. I would therefore highly recommend the book as a serious study useful for them and for those who already share its perspective.' -- SieccanI personally have learned from this book, cited it, and used its ideas in attempts at public education. For those interested in any aspect of homoeroticism, this book is a unique and invaluable resource.
|Title||:||Homosexuality, social, psychological, and biological issues|
|Author||:||William Paul, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, SPSSI Task Force on Sexual Orientation|
|Publisher||:||Sage Publications, Inc - 1982-06|