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Author Serwatka, Thomas S.
Title Queer questions, clear answers : the contemporary debates on sexual orientation / Thomas S. Serwatka.
Published Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010.
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Description 265 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-261) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Who's queer and who's not -- The origins of sexual orientation -- Sacred scriptures and homosexuality -- Reparative therapy and the ex-gay identity -- The downfall of society -- Pardon me, but do you have size 13 toe shoes in stock? -- Is it a secret agenda or a civil rights movement? -- Out of the school closet -- Straight talk.
Summary This book offers an eye opening conversation about questions, facts and fears, relative to sexual orientation. The book is framed around a series of nine sets of "queer questions," including, who is queer and who is not? how do we interpret and use sacred scriptures to control behavior and set public policy? what lessons can we learn from history and psychology? and what is the homosexual agenda? The author, himself a gay man and prominent academic, combines cross disciplinary research and personal anecdotes in his intriguing search for answers to questions that are central to ongoing cultural and political debates. In discussing each set of questions, he examines perspectives and arguments from across the political spectrum. The clear, articulate, and wholly candid answers he offers will help readers get beyond the headlines and the sound bites to better understand many important arguments about homosexuality and human rights.
Subject Sexual orientation.
Gender identity.
Related To Online version: Serwatka, Thomas S. Queer questions, clear answers. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, c2010 (OCoLC)760996683
ISBN 9780313386121 (hard copy : alk. paper)
0313386129 (hard copy : alk. paper)
9780313386138 (ebook)
OCLC number 503073104