( PDF ) ☪ Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies ♽ MOBI eBook or Kindle ePUB free

Overall, this is a decent textbook for dealing with L G issues It also provides some invaluable passages from relevant works of the periods it covers It provides a good sense of history along the development of current queer identities However, I found it to be dismissive of bisexual and queer perspectives It was also downright problematic in its brief treatment of people of trans identity and experience, dismissive in its attitudes and utilizing pejorative language Overall, this is a decent textbook for dealing with L G issues It also provides some invaluable passages from relevant works of the periods it covers It provides a good sense of history along the development of current queer identities However, I found it to be dismissive of bisexual and queer perspectives It was also downright problematic in its brief treatment of people of trans identity and experience, dismissive in its attitudes and utilizing pejorative language to say this was a journey would be an understatement i haven t read academic text in a couple of years so i really had to take my time with this one i m glad that i did tho i now better understand the nuances of LGBT history and it s developments that led to what we know today as someone who has never taken a class about this, i really wanted something that gave me a fully realized understanding of the evolution of the community, and this book gave me just that Note I actually read the second edition, but unfortunately, Goodreads doesn t have it in their library.Finding Out An Introduction to LGBT Studies doesn t have much in terms of plot it s a literal textbook , but the content and quality of information includedthan made up for it It s not just your everyday textbook talking about how LGBTQ people were oppressed, and now need to become activists for equal rights Sure, it has a history of LGBTQ people, but what I found most interesting Note I actually read the second edition, but unfortunately, Goodreads doesn t have it in their library.Finding Out An Introduction to LGBT Studies doesn t have much in terms of plot it s a literal textbook , but the content and quality of information includedthan made up for it It s not just your everyday textbook talking about how LGBTQ people were oppressed, and now need to become activists for equal rights Sure, it has a history of LGBTQ people, but what I found most interesting was towards the end of the book specifically the section on LGBTQ people that were also part of other minority groups, LGBTQ representation in the media, and how those two are connected.It s true that back before the Stonewall Riots really kicked off the Western world s LGBTQ rights movement, people didn t see much LGBTQ , or even just gay or vaguely homoromantic content in movies or books The content that did exist wasn t made to be an accurate example of LGBTQ people for example, lesbian pulp novels were aimed at a straight male audience However, even today in our advanced societies and gay rights movements, you mostly have to actively search in order to find books or movies about non straight and or cisgendered people There are still so many stereotypes revolving around LGBTQ people, which in itself is fine Society thrives on the existence of stereotypes, and people like to categorize things into boxes What s less fine, however, is the idea that you can only belong to one minority group at a time Oh, you re Hispanic Looks like you can t be transgender You said he s gay God forbid he s of color, then It s not just colored people and the LGBTQ community either Poor people, disabled people, non Christians, even women which is ridiculous, since they make up 50% of the population are thought to be less likely to be LGBTQ than their white, well to do, able bodied, devotedly Christian, male counterparts You don t believe it Try to imagine a bisexual person with Down Syndrome or a poor Latina transgender person A straight white male with other factors that most people don t even stop to consider has already become the norm when guessing people s identities, and you can really only image one, or at most two, of those factors being changed It s understandable people can t imagine what they don t know exist, and there hasn t been enough LGBTQ representation for us to really get the scope of the whole community.And these are only the problems in Western countries If there s not enough representation there, think of all the non representation happening in third world countries, or even developed countries, like China There, homophobia the hatred or dislike of gay people runs rampant Transgender people are hardly even mentioned Why is it so hard for us to visualize LGBTQ people in, say, Africa It s because nobody really gives any indication that there are LGBTQ people living there Of course, there are LGBTQ rights activists from those places that have been trying to getvisibility, but not many are succeeding.While we re on the topic of visibility, there s a question to address is visibility in media really a good thing The obvious answer would be yes, as that meanspeople are aware of LGBTQ rights issues However, popularity always comes withpeople willing to antagonize your ideas Think of Donald Trump A lot of people hate him, and with good reason But if we look beyond his exterior, we ll find that his mindset mirrors that of countless other conservatives The only reason he swidely hated, than, say, that one annoying guy named Steve who just won t shut up about white superiority, is because he s famous If we took Steve and told him to tell everyone his thoughts about important political issues, nobody would really listen and they would just write him off as another infuriatingly close minded and opinionated individual We all make an exception for Donald Trump because he s well known and he s someone you can discuss and hate on or like, no judgments here freely If you say, Gosh, Steve is an idiot why does he stand with insert political figure s claim that insert aforementioned political figure s most well known ideal , others will tell you to shut up and not talk about people behind their backs which is ironic, because politics has pretty much been degraded into talking about people behind their backs when you don t agree with them I m not saying that it s a bad thing that LGBTQ people are getting represented and their issues are being made public discussion, but people should be aware that havingvisibility also means havingpeople hate you If you want to get into the spotlight, you can t complain that it s not making any difference There ll always be stupid people, and there s nothing you can do about it LGBTQ representation in media, at least in my opinion, is a good thing Getting all people to realize that we re all human and that Steve s polar opposite, Hannah, can be black, female, autistic, agnostic, homoromantic, and asexual at the same would be a great goal one that we ll probably never achieve, but one that we ll keep on trying to reach Sure, there ll be rough patches, but if you don t try, then how will you succeed I used this textbook in my LGBTIQ Studies course The book is well written, clear, and organized It gives an extensive overview of this emerging field, covering a wide range of topics in a short span I was impressed with the authors abilities to break down and clearly explain complex historical and theoretical concepts The book was most successful when discussing issues related to cisgender gay men and lesbians The book also had an excellent section on bisexual erasure However, the books I used this textbook in my LGBTIQ Studies course The book is well written, clear, and organized It gives an extensive overview of this emerging field, covering a wide range of topics in a short span I was impressed with the authors abilities to break down and clearly explain complex historical and theoretical concepts The book was most successful when discussing issues related to cisgender gay men and lesbians The book also had an excellent section on bisexual erasure However, the books discussion of trans issues, lives, and experiences was problematic, to say the least It often used outdated, even transphobic, language and even misgendered trans people I hope that, for later editions of the book, the authors bring on a trans writer and scholar to help them discuss trans issues and lives withaccuracy ( PDF ) ☥ Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies ⚖ By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this book explores the development and growth of LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender identities and the interdisciplinary nature of LGBT studies Rules for Visiting this book explores the development and growth of LGBT lesbian Pois não gay Kalagam Kadhal Isai bisexual The Anger Workbook for Women: How to Keep Your Anger from Undermining Your Self-Esteem, Your Emotional Balance, and Your Relationships (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook) transgender identities and the interdisciplinary nature of LGBT studies Just what it says, a good intro to LGBT studies Looking forward toin depth books on LGBT Studies I think it could have devoted an entire chapter to Bisexualsbut that shouldn t surprise anyone informative, yet boring asexuality briefly mentioned, nothing about aromanticism if i don t count one single table i d deem itimportant to include alsoperipheral groups within the queer community, but welp it does say lgbt on the front cover, the text however continuously uses lgbtq which then comes across as underwhelming, considering the lack of interest in the Q with which the authors work only superficially one could also ask why bisexuality and the struggle of bisexuals re informative, yet boring asexuality briefly mentioned, nothing about aromanticism if i don t count one single table i d deem itimportant to include alsoperipheral groups within the queer community, but welp it does say lgbt on the front cover, the text however continuously uses lgbtq which then comes across as underwhelming, considering the lack of interest in the Q with which the authors work only superficially one could also ask why bisexuality and the struggle of bisexuals re their identity is also mentioned seemingly as an afterthought nearing the very end of the book the chapter about queer diversities stood out the most For a bookthan 15 years old at the time of my reading, it holds up surprisingly well, with few facts needing updated, and a few word choices are questionable outdated in today s light One of the best written textbooks I ve had the pleasure to absorb The writing style lends itself toof a standard queer history than a textbook, and the documents included at the end of every chapter were interesting additions to the text, truly highlighting the events discussed. This Book and the Class I took to go alongside it was a pivotal moment in my young adult life The best book I have read on the study of LGBT history, sociology andthe book covers so many important topics I would suggest every LGBTQ and even the haters read Tarot Card Magician gothic Tarot Understanding that opens your mind and you can not un see For a book that is hoping to be the premier text on LGBTQ studies, it is frustratingly dated and this new edition came out within the past year.