Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures: Volume 1 by Bonnie Zimmerman

By Bonnie Zimmerman

A wealthy background that should be documented starting in 1869, while the learn of homosexuality could be stated to have began with the institution of sexology, this encyclopedia bargains bills of an important foreign advancements in a space that now occupies a serious position in lots of fields of educational endeavours. It covers a protracted heritage and a dynamic and ever altering current, whereas starting up the tutorial occupation to new scholarship and new methods of pondering. A groundbreaking new technique whereas gays and lesbians have shared many elements of lifestyles, their histories and cultures built in profoundly other ways. to mirror this significant truth, the encyclopedia has been ready in separate volumes assuring that either histories obtain complete, impartial awareness and wide variety of human event is roofed. Written for and through quite a lot of humans meant as a reference for college kids and students in all fields, in addition to for most people, the encyclopedia is written in easy language. whilst it keeps a excessive point of scholarship that comes with either ardour and objectivity. it truly is written via probably the most well-known names within the box, in addition to new students, whose study keeps to strengthen gender reviews into the longer term

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Anthony Prize. writing, and she is writing her dissertation on new women writers in Ireland and Britain. Jodi O’Brien is an associate professor of sociology at Seattle University in Washington state. Her teaching and research interests include communities, inequalities, sexual politics, and social psychology. She is the coauthor (with Peter Kollock) of Production of Reality (1997), coeditor (with Judith Howard) of Everyday Inequalities: Critical Inquiries (1998), and author of Social Prisms (1999).

Birgitte Soland teaches European women’s history at The Ohio State University, Columbus. mag. D. in history from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She has conducted research on gay and lesbian history and published “A Queer Nation? The Passage of the Gay and Lesbian Partnership Legislation in Denmark, 1989” in Social Politics (1998). Alisa Solomon is an associate professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY), and of English and theater at the CUNY Graduate Center.

She has completed articles on same-sex desire in Hildegard of Bingen and Richardis of Stade and on poetry and male sodomy in twelfth-century literature. She is working on a book on Chaucer’s queer poetics. She teaches at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. Claudia Schoppmann, a historian, lives in Berlin, Germany. Her dissertation on Nazi politics and female homosexuality was published in 1991. She has written and coedited several books on German women’s history, including Jewish women, lesbians, and women in exile.

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