Out in psychology lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer Perspectives edited by Victoria Clarke and Elizabeth Peel. Published 2007 by John Wiley. Hardback with illustrated board covers. In very good condition.
There has been a recent explosion of interest in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Perspective Psychology amongst students and academics, and this interest is predicted to continue to rise. Recent media debates on subjects such as same-sex marriage have fuelled interest in LGBTQ perspectives. This edited collection showcases the latest thinking in LGBTQ psychology. The book has 21 chapters covering subjects such as same sex parenting, outing, young LGBTQ people, sport, learning disabilities, lesbian and gay identities etc. The book has an international focus, with contributors from UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand "The authors of these works open up the closet that has hidden the controversies within the LGBTQ communities for years, not only in the scientific world but in the political and social worlds as well." Taken from the Foreword by Jerry J. Bigner, Professor Emeritus, Department of Human and Family Studies, Colorado State University. This essential and informative text showcases a range of up-to-date approaches to the exciting and rapidly expanding area of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer psychologies. Out in Psychology places a strong emphasis on exploring the potential of qualitative and critical approaches and gives much needed attention to often overlooked bisexual and trans psychological research. It offers a fresh perspective on lesbian and gay topics by incorporating new areas of engagement such as sociology, law, sport psychology, occupational psychology and critical psychology. Compiled from the work of a range of international contributors based in a variety of professional settings, this fascinating and informative resource is divided into four accessible sections that each provide a novel approach to LGBTQ psychologies: Histories and Commentaries Lives and Experiences Work and Leisure Health and Practice This volume is essential reading for students and academics (both lecturers and researchers) in Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies, Sexuality Studies and LGBT/Queer Studies, and also counsellors and therapists in private practice, as well as members of the general LGBTQ community.