Gay and Lesbian Youth by Gilbert H. Herdt
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Gay and Lesbian Youth
By Gilbert H. Herdt

Gay and Lesbian Youth

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Gay and Lesbian Youth by Gilbert H. Herdt

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Here is a pioneering volume that explores adolescent homosexuality around the world. Social scientists examine the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers from culture to culture and address the problems and obstacles these young people face. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. A unique and thorough description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies, Gay and Lesbian Youth will help social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents to better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. How do the personal experiences of gay and lesbian teenagers vary from culture to culture? Here is the best, most complete description of the identities, situations, and relationships of homosexual teens in many societies. The changing contexts, values, and goals of societies worldwide are affecting how these adolescents adapt to being homosexual, and this compelling book gives keen insight into how changes in the United States contrast with changes elsewhere. Social scientists, health care professionals, counselors, gay teenagers, and their parents will better understand the similarities of the problems facing these youth, while recognizing the minor differences in their social and personal situations. These differences must be understood by interpreting the adaptations of gay and bisexual teenagers around the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780918393562
ISBN-10: 0918393566
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 374
Imprint: Harrington Park Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 9-Jun-1989
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Gilbert H. Herdt

Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice by Gilbert H. Herdt Sexual Inequalities and Social Justice, Paperback (December 2006)

Signals the emergence of a different paradigm of social analysis committed to understanding and analyzing social oppression in the context of sexuality and gender. This collection of ten essays illuminates the role of sexuality in producing and reproducing inequality, difference, and structural violence.

Gay and Lesbian Aging by Gilbert H. Herdt Gay and Lesbian Aging, Hardback (November 2003)

The year 2003 marks the 30th anniversary of the landmark "declassification" of homosexuality as a disease by the American Psychiatric Association - a watershed in the lives of gays and lesbians in the US. This volume deals with the issues concerning the health, mental health, and concomitant special social service needs of this population.

Something to Tell You by Gilbert H. Herdt Something to Tell You, Paperback (May 2001)

An internationally known anthropologist and an eminent social worker/psychotherapist show how families can thrive and actually grow through the creation of more honest relationships when a son or daughter comes out.

Sambia Sexual Culture by Gilbert H. Herdt Sambia Sexual Culture, Paperback (August 1999)

This collection of essays on the sexual culture of the Sambia of Papua New Guinea examines: fetish and fantasy; ritual nose-bleeding; the role of homoerotic insemination; the role of the father and mother in the process of identity formation; and the creation of a "third sex" in nature and culture.

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