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The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies

Three Volume Set
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Gay & Lesbian Studies

May 2016 | 1 480 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This far-reaching and contemporary new Encyclopedia examines and explores the lives and experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals, focusing on the contexts and forces that shape their lives.

The work focuses on LGBTQ issues and identity primarily through the lenses of psychology, human development and sociology, emphasizing queer, feminist and ecological perspectives on the topic, and addresses questions such as:


·         What are the key theories used to understand variations in sexual orientation and gender identity?

·         How do Gay Straight Alliances (GSA) affect LGBTQ youth?

·         How do LGBTQ people experience the transition to parenthood?

·         How does sexual orientation intersect with other key social locations, such as race, to shape experience and identity?

·         What are the effects of marriage equality on sexual minority individuals and couples?


Top researchers and clinicians contribute to the 400 signed entries, from fields such as:


·         Psychology

·         Human Development

·         Gender/Queer Studies

·         Sexuality Studies

·         Social Work

·         Sociology


The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is an essential resource for researchers interested in an interdisciplinary perspective on LGBTQ lives and issues.

"An array of LGBTQ issues— marriage equality, housing equality, family, employment, crime, health, and more—are discussed. This diversity leads to a strong overall picture… The research compiled in The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies is invaluable to supporting key political and legislative decisions… This book is an excellent introductory resource for LGBTQ studies at the undergraduate level, and is also nuanced enough for graduate studies. Scholarly fields of study may include anthropology, family studies, law, LGBTQ studies, and sociology. This volume is a great resource for LGBTQ people and activists. Highly recommended."

J. Minshull

"...A thoughtful, comprehensive, and well-researched reference set. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies fills the need for a scholarly and authoritative background source that both undergraduates and more advanced scholars can turn to with confidence. Professionals working in LGBTQ related fields, as well as interested lay readers seeking reliable up-to-date information, will also be well served when consulting its pages."

T. Gilson
Against The Grain

"...An extensive array of subject experts have contributed the signed articles...A user seeking information about HIV/AIDS, for example, will discover numerous articles in the set about families' social support for those with the disease and treatments of racial/ethnic disparities, as well as general health-related topics...The many unique topics that characterize this comprehensive resource—also available on the publisher's SAGE Knowledge ebook platform (CH, Mar'13, 50-3587)—lend an unparalleled frankness and timeliness to the encyclopedia, which complements rather than replaces comparable works in library collections serving sex and gender studies programs or professionals."

--E. M. Bosman, New Mexico State University Library
E. M. Bosman

Abbie Elizabeth Goldberg

Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies at Clark University. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A central theme of her research is the decentering of any “normal” or “typical” family, sexuality, or gender, to allow room for diverse families, sexualities, and genders. For 15 years, Dr. Goldberg has been conducting a longitudinal study of adoptive families headed by female, male, and heterosexual couples. Dr. Goldberg also conducts research on the higher educational experiences of trans and gender-nonconforming individuals. She... More About Author

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