(i) Introductory reading

Note: Works listed here are not listed again under “Further Works” below.

 

Piontek, Thomas. (2006). Queering Gay and Lesbian Studies. Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

Haggerty, G.E., and M. McGarry. (eds). (2007). A Companion to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Lovaas, Karen E. et al. (eds.). (2006). LGBT Studies and Queer Theory: New Conflicts, Collaborations, and Contested Terrain. New York: Haworth Press.

Weeks, Jeffrey. (2011). The Languages of Sexuality. London and New York: Routledge. (See entries Gay, Gay liberation, Homosexuality, etc.).

Adam, Barry D. (1995). The Rise of a Gay and Lesbian Movement. Boston: Twayne Publishers (2nd edition: Chapter “Queer Politics”).

Blumenfeld, Warren J. (ed.). (1992). Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price. Boston: Beacon Press.

Bristow, Joseph and Wilson, Angelia R. (eds). (1993). Activating Theory: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Politics. London: Lawrence & Wishart.

Davidson, J. Kenneth, and Nelwyn B. Moore (eds.). (2005). Speaking Of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings. Second Edition.
Preface by Pepper Schwartz.
Foreword by John D. DeLamater.
PART VII: SEXUAL ORIENTATION.
28: Human Sexual Orientation Has a Heritable Component / Richard C. Pillard and J. Michael Bailey.
29: Why We Cannot Conclude Sexual Orientation Is a Biological Phenomenon / William M. Byne.
30: Do Parents Influence the Sexual Orientation of Their Children? / Susan E. Golombok and Fiona L. Tasker.
31: Dating and Romantic Relationships Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths / Ritch C. Savin-Williams.
32: The War Over Gay Marriage / Evan W. Thomas.

Donovan, R. and L Chan. (eds). (1999). Gay, Lesbian and Queer Studies in Australia. Sydney: Australian Centre for Lesbian and Gay Research. University of Sydney.

Marcus, Eric. (1993). Is It a Choice? Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco

Meem, Deborah T., Michelle A. Gibson, and Jonathan F. Alexander. (2009). Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies. Sage.
SECTION I: HISTORY.
1. Before Identity: The Ancient World through the Nineteenth Century.
2. Sexology: Constructing the Modern Homosexual.
3. Toward Liberation.
4. Stonewall and Beyond.
5. Nature, Nurture, and Identity.
6. Inclusion and Equality.
7. Queer Diversities.
8. Intersectionalities.
SECTION III: LITERATURE AND THE ARTS.
9. Homosexed Art and Literature.
10. Lesbian Pulp Novels and Gay Physique Pictorials.
11. Queer Transgressive Aesthetics.
12. Censorship and Moral Panic.
SECTION IV: MEDIA.
13. Film and Television.
14. Queers and the Internet.
15. The Politics of Location: Alternative Media and the Search for Queer Space.

Richardson, Diane, Janice McLaughlin, and Mark E. Casey (eds.). (2006). Intersections between Feminist and Queer Theory.
Introduction: At the Intersections of Feminist and Queer Debates / J.McLaughlin, M.E.Casey & D.Richardson.
Bordering Theory / D.Richardson.
Heterosexuality, Sexuality and Gender: Re-thinking the Intersections / S.Jackson.
The Return of the Material: Cycles of Theoretical Fashion in Lesbian, Gay and Queer Studies / J.McLaughlin.
On the Evolution of Queer Studies: Lesbian Feminism, Queer Theory and Globalization / L.Garber.
Boys will be bois? Or Transgender Feminism and the Forgetful Fish / J.Halberstam.
The Value of a Second Skin / R.Hennessy.
Refiguring the Family: Toward a Post-Queer Politics of Gay and Lesbian Marriage / C.Meeks & A.Stein.
Practically between Post-Menopause and Post-Modern / A.R.Wilson.

Robertson, Jennifer (ed). (2004). Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities. Blackwell.

Rothblum, Esther D. and Bond, Lynne A. (eds). (1996). Preventing Heterosexism and Homophobia. Sage.

Sandfort, Theo et al. (eds). Lesbian and Gay Studies: An Introductory, Interdisciplinary Approach. Sage.

Sears, James T. and Williams, W.L. (eds). (1997). (in Press) Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies that Work. New York: Columbia University Press.

Segal, Lynne. (ed.). (1997). New Sexual Agendas. Macmillan (various chapters).

Seidman, Steven. (ed.). (1996). Queer Theory/Sociology. Cambridge, Ma: Blackwell.

Sheperd, Simon and Wallis, Mick. (eds). (1989). Coming on Strong: Gay Politics and Culture. London: Unwin Hyman.

Zimmerman, Bonnie, and George Haggerty. (eds). (2000). Encyclopedia of Lesbian and Gay Histories and Cultures. Routledge, 2 Vol’s.