Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies
A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
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This textbook offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of LGBTQ+ topics. The 12 chapters cover LGBTQ+ history, culture, and Queer Theory, but also explore LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education - as well as a separate chapter on how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics.
Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies offers accessible, academically sound information on a wide range of topics, including history, culture, and Queer Theory; an exploration of LGBTQ+ relationships, families, parenting, health, and education; and how to conduct research on LGBTQ+ topics. The book explores LGBTQ+ issues from the ancient world to contemporary global perspectives.
Employing an intersectional analysis, the textbook highlights how sexuality and gender are simultaneously experienced and constructed through other structures of inequality and privilege, such as race and class. The text supports multiple learning styles by integrating visual elements, multimedia resources, discussion and project prompts, and resources for further research throughout the textbook.
An OER version of this course is freely available thanks to the generous support of SUNY OER Services. Access the book online at https://milneopentextbooks.org/introduction-to-lgbtq-studies-a-cross-disciplinary-approach/.
Deborah P. Amory is Professor of Social Sciences and Public Affairs at State University of New York, Empire State College. Sean G. Massey is Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Psychology at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the coeditor (with Corrine C. Bertram and M. Sue Crowley) of Beyond Progress and Marginalization: LGBTQ Youth in Educational Contexts. Jennifer Miller is an independent scholar. She is the author of The Transformative Potential of LGBTQ+ Children's Picture Books and coeditor (with David Arditi) of The Dialectic of Digital Culture. Allison P. Brown is Digital Publishing Services Manager, Fraser Hall Library at the State University of New York College at Geneseo.