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Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Cheshire Calhoun

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book is about placing sexual orientation politics within feminist theorizing. It is also about defining the central political issues confronting lesbian and gay men. It brings the study of ... More


The Biology of Homosexuality

Jacques Balthazart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This book presents a simple description of the biological mechanisms that are involved in the determination of sexual orientation in animals and also presumably in humans. Using scientific studies ... More


Sexual Orientation and Mental Health

Susan D. Cochran and Vickie M. Mays

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter focuses on four key topics related to sexual orientation and mental health. First, it highlights several methodological issues that are relevant to understanding research on the ... More


Introduction: Centering Sexual Orientation Politics

Cheshire Calhoun

in Feminism, the Family, and the Politics of the Closet: Lesbian and Gay Displacement

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199257669
eISBN:
9780191598906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257663.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This introductory chapter lays the groundwork for future chapters by suggesting that feminist theorizing must make a methodological shift from thinking that heterosexism is just a by‐product of ... More


Gonadal Hormones and Human Sexuality

Melissa Hines

in Brain Gender

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188363
eISBN:
9780199865246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter discusses the relationship of core gender identity, sexual orientation, and libido to gonadal hormones. Data suggest that core gender identity and sexual orientation relate to the early ... More


Brain Gender

Melissa Hines

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195188363
eISBN:
9780199865246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.001.1
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

How important are biological factors, such as hormones, in shaping our sexual destinies? This book brings social developmental, biological, and clinical psychological perspectives to bear on the ... More


Biological Determinism of Sexual Orientation in Animals

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

Unlike other aspects of human sexuality that have no equivalent in the animal, sexual orientation can be easily studied in animals. The test animal can be offered a choice between a male or female ... More


Sex Differences Suggest Homosexuality Is an Endocrine Phenomenon

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0042
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

Two major types of biological nonexclusive explanations have been advanced to explain homosexual sexual behavior. Either it is controlled by hormonal factors that are known to play a role in the ... More


Introduction

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Over the fifty years since the end of World War II in 1945, representatives of the millions of gays, lesbians, and bisexuals around the world who have been affected by discrimination have sought to ... More


Anti-Discrimination Law and the European Union

Mark Bell

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199244508
eISBN:
9780191697371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244508.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

The 1999 Treaty of Amsterdam expanded significantly the legal competence of the European Union for combatting discrimination. Traditionally, EU law has concentrated on discrimination between women ... More


Death, Dying, and Social Differences

David Oliviere, Barbara Monroe, and Sheila Payne (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199599295
eISBN:
9780191731532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599295.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Society has become increasingly diverse: multi-cultural, multi-faith, and wide ranging in family structures. The wealthier are healthier and social inequalities are more pronounced. Respecting and ... More


Bisexual Identities

Ronald C. fox

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The concept of bisexuality has certainly had an adequate amount of attention from scholars and researchers around the globe. Different theories and models have been used to explain how it occurs in ... More


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation an Immutable Status or a Fundamental Choice?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Would recognition of sexual orientation as an ‘immutable status’ provide an effective solution to the problem of public sector discrimination against gays, lesbians, and bisexuals and same-sex ... More


The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination Sex Discrimination?

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that sexual orientation is already implicitly included in an enumerated Section 15(1) ground of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that is, ‘sex’, because almost every ... More


Comparison and Conclusion

Robert Wintemute

in Sexual Orientation and Human Rights

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198264880
eISBN:
9780191682841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198264880.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter argues that the contexts in which the three human rights instruments operate (the United States constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Canadian Charter of Rights ... More


Sexual Orientation in Clinical Cases

Jacques Balthazart

in The Biology of Homosexuality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199838820
eISBN:
9780199919512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199838820.003.0049
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter reviews a number of medical conditions that are all related, at least in part, to sexual orientation at odds with the genetic sex of the affected subjects. In several of these ... More


Work, Career, and Sexual Orientation

Jonathan J. Mohr and Ruth E. Fassinger

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the link between sexual orientation and issues of work and career. It begins in the first section by outlining broad contextual issues (societal and organizational) that provide ... More


Lesbian and Bisexual Women’s Physical Health

Jane M. Simoni, Laramie Smith, Keren Lehavot, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, and Karina L. Walters

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers the challenges of conducting research to examine health disparities based on sexual orientation, particularly for sexual minority women, and describes some of the major studies ... More


The Sexual Identity Development and Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents: An Ecological Perspective

Margaret Rosario and Eric W. Schrimshaw

in Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the experiences and challenges of lesbian, gay, or bisexual youths from two perspectives. It begins with a theoretical perspective on sexual identity development to place the ... More


Handbook of Psychology and Sexual Orientation

Charlotte J. Patterson and Anthony R. D'Augelli (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199765218
eISBN:
9780199979585
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765218.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

A tremendous outpouring of psychological research on sexual orientation has occurred in recent years, and interested readers have been hard-pressed to keep up with the pace of scholarship in this ... More


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