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The Dictionary of Homophobia: A Global History of Gay & Lesbian Experience

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"Tin's Dictionary of Homophobia is so sweeping in its scope that one can dip into it again and again and learn something, or confront an idea in which even the most well-read queer will find fresh intellectual nourishment and historical illumination."—Gay City News

Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a mammoth, encyclopedic book that documents the history of homosexuality, and various cultural responses to it, in all regions of the world: a masterful, engaged, and wholly relevant study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture.

The book is the first English translation of Dictionnaire de L’Homophobie, published in France in 2003 to worldwide acclaim; its editor, Louis-Georges Tin, launched the first International Day Against Homophobia in 2005, now celebrated in more than fifty countries around the world. The Dictionary of Homophobia includes over 175 essays on various aspects of gay rights and homophobia as experienced in all regions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific, from the earliest epochs to present day.

Subjects include religious and ideological forces such as the Bible, Communism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam; historical subjects, events, and personalities such as AIDS, Stonewall, J. Edgar Hoover, Matthew Shepard, Oscar Wilde, Pat Buchanan, Joseph McCarthy, Pope John Paul II, and Anita Bryant; and other topics such as coming out, adoption, deportation, ex-gays, lesbiphobia, and bi-phobia. In a world where gay marriage remains a hot-button political issue, and where adults and even teens are still being executed by authorities for the “crime” of homosexuality, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a both a revealing and necessary history lesson for us all.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive, global history of homophobia, available in English for the first time.

About the Author

Louis-Georges Tin was a student of Ecole Normale Supérieure and has a PhD in Renaissance Studies. On May 17, 2005, he launched the first International Day Against Homophobia, now celebrated in more than 50 countries in the world, and officially recognized by the European Parliament. He is professor of French literature at the Université d'Orléans, France. Marek Redburn is a translator and writer living in Montreal, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781551522296
Author:
Tin, Louis Georges
Publisher:
Arsenal Pulp Press
With:
Michaud, Alice
Translator:
Redburn, Marek
Editor:
Tin, Louis-Georges
Author:
Redburn, Marek
Author:
Tin, Louis-Georges
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Homosexuality
Subject:
Homophobia
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 BandW photographs
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
0.00 x 0.00 in

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History and Social Science » Sociology » Reference and Methodology

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