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Bisexuality in a House of Mirrors: Multiple Reflections, Multiple Identities

Paula C. Rodríguez Rust

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses the concept of identity as a narrative product to explore the microconstructive processes that bisexual individuals go through as they move among the various social and cultural ... More


Unity and Purpose at the Intersections of Racial∕Ethnic and Sexual Identities

Ilan H. Meyer and Suzanne C. Ouellette

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question: How do Black lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) who inhabit two socially significant identities, experience these identities? It considers two dominant ... More


From Same-Sex Desire to Homosexual Identity: History, Biography, and the Production of the Sexual Self in Lesbian and Gay Elders' Narratives

Dana Rosenfeld

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a study that examined the range of self-identified lesbian and gay elders' identity practices. The research is based on open-ended, in-depth interviews, each lasting for 2-3 ... More


‘she was pleased to leave it to me’ 1

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Challenging the assumption that women were the driving force behind the decline in family size in Britain, this chapter explores the finding that between the 1920s and the 1950s, it was husbands, not ... More


Lives, Times, and Narrative Engagement: Multiplicity and Meaning in Sexual Lives

Bertram J. Cohler and Phillip L. Hammack

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter begins by reviewing the book's general theoretical perspective on narrative, sexual identity, and the life course. It highlights the way in which a particular paradigm for the study of ... More


Issues of Sexual Identity in an Ethnic Minority: The Case of Chinese American Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexual People

Connie S. Chan

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/9780195082319.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The chapter demonstrates the formation of sexual identity in the context of a bicultural background particularly in Chinese American culture. The Western model of sexual identity developed into a ... More


Cyberspace, Power Structures, and Gay Sexual Health: The Sexuality of Thai Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the Camfrog On-line Web-cam Chat Rooms

Ronnapoom Samakkeekarom and Pimpawun Boonmongkon

in Queer Bangkok: 21st Century Markets, Media, and Rights

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888083046
eISBN:
9789882207325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083046.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Cyberspace provides a venue for virtual communities in which face-to-face communication does not rely upon physical space. Within this virtual domain, individuals are able to leave aside normative ... More


‘What've a boiling kettle got to do with a baby?’ 1: The Maintenance of Ignorance

Kate Fisher

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199267361
eISBN:
9780191708299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267361.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter explores the tension between the proliferation of information about birth control methods (condoms, caps, female pessaries, and forms of abortion) in the early 20th century, and the ... More


Lesbian, Gay Male, and Bisexual Adolescents

Ritch C. Savin-williams

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/9780195082319.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Cases of lesbianism, homosexuality, and bisexuality can be traced back to the pre-adolescence and adolescence stage of development. Psychological research not only increases our knowledge and ... More


Lesbian Identities: Concepts and Issues

Laura S. Brown

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/9780195082319.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Over the years, various concepts of lesbianism have been studied, documented, and critiqued across cultures. However, the appointment of a universal definition is continually being contemplated by ... More


“What Are We Doing about the Homosexual Threat?”: Scientism, Sexual Identity, and Sexuality Education

Nancy Kendall

in The Sex Education Debates

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922270
eISBN:
9780226922294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922294.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines how Abstinence Only Until Marriage education (AOUME) and Comprehensive Sexuality education (CSE) programs address the issue of sexual identity. CSE programs pin their arguments ... More


Between Kansas and Oz: Drugs, Sex, and the Search for Gay Identity in the Fast Lane

Steven P. Kurtz

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter describes how gay men attempt to locate themselves in an environment in which change, spectacle, and the search for altered states of being are the main constants. It draws on extensive ... More


Sexuality 101: The Basics

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/9780199838820.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic, Development

This chapter begins with a discussion of the four dimensions of human sexuality: firstly, the type of specific action patterns that are produced by the individual (performance) and the motivation ... More


Introduction: Traversing the Hills of Edendale

Daniel Hurewitz

in Bohemian Los Angeles: and the Making of Modern Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249257
eISBN:
9780520941694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249257.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the iconic persons of Edendale, Los Angeles was Julian Eltinge, a film and vaudeville sensation. While he was hailed and adored as one of the best performers of his time, Eltinge lost his ... More


Sexual identities

Sally Hines

in transForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349163
eISBN:
9781447304074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers the relationship between gender transition and sexual desire, identity, and practice. It starts by investigating the negotiation of sexual desire and identity through ... More


Virgins, Lions, and Honest Pluck

Simon Goldhill

in Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149844
eISBN:
9781400840076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines particular novels of the Roman Empire and their engagement with antiquity—which often takes the form of a polemical appropriation. It asks how Jews fit into this normative ... More


States of Passion: Law, Identity, and Social Construction of Desire

Yvonne Zylan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735082
eISBN:
9780199894802
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735082.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book explores the role of legal discourse in shaping sexual experience, sexual expression, and sexual identity. The book focuses on three topics: anti-gay hate crime laws, same-sex sexual ... More


Harassment of Gay and Lesbian Youth and School Violence in America: An Analysis and Directions for Intervention

Stacey S. Horn and Larry Nucci

in International Perspectives on Youth Conflict and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195178425
eISBN:
9780199958528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178425.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter reviews literature on the rates and impact of harassment and violence against gay and lesbian youth in schools across several contexts as a foundation for proposing a new theoretical ... More


Are Sexual Identities Desirable?

Michael Hames-García

in Identity Complex: Making the Case for Multiplicity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816649853
eISBN:
9781452946016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816649853.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter delves deeper into the colonial/modern gender system as suggested by philosopher Maria Lugones, with a focus on the elaboration of sexual identities. According to Lugones, the system ... More


Attitudes to Same‐Sex Activity in Anglo‐Saxon England: earg, the Penitentials, and OE bædling

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter begins by reviewing a limited amount of evidence which suggests that the Anglo‐Saxons may have had a less well‐developed concept of ergi, and concludes that, even given the paucity of ... More


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