“I am most impressed by this book’s blend of comprehensive scope with approachable, intelligent presentation. It provides material valuable for both students new to the field and those taking more advanced courses without excluding either group on the basis of approach or diction . . . I just love this book!”
“This text will give me a way to teach LGBT issues as central—that is, NOT as tangents, add-ons, or side issues, but as a central area of inquiry . . . This text is by far the best thing I have seen, and it is head and shoulders above any other possibilities.”
Good reference for students of development who struggle to work in a multi-cultural, global context where LGBT rights are quickly becoming the norm.
The comprehensive book of its type out there!
The first edition was excellent and this second edition is much improved and updated.
An excellent interdisciplinary introduction to LGBT studies.
A very readable, wide-ranging introduction to LGBT studies. It covers developments through history and across cultures. It presents engaging discussions on topics from the nature-nurture debate to 'queers and the Internet', and is recommended to readers who want to get a sense of contemporary debates in this area of knowledge.