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The New York times on gay and lesbian issues [electronic resource] /
Susan Burgess.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2011.
description
xi, 512 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
ISBN
1604265930 (alk. paper), 3646494, 9781604265934 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
More Details
imprint
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2011.
isbn
1604265930 (alk. paper)
3646494
9781604265934 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
The Stonewall uprising and its aftermath -- Gay civil rights laws and the emerging LGBT community -- Sexuality, gender, and science -- AIDS -- Coming out, outing, and the closet -- The right to privacy and the decriminalization of sodomy -- Gays in the military -- Youth and education -- Violence against LGBT people -- Same-sex marriage and the family -- The intersection of religion with gay and lesbian issues -- Sexuality and gender identity in the workplace.
catalogue key
12419470
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-12-01:
The crisp, clean layout in this fifth volume in the "TimesReference" series facilitates access to 60 years of the venerable newspaper's reporting on gay/lesbian issues. Though it includes a few articles from the late 19th century, the majority date from the 1950s to the present. The articles are chronologically arranged in 12 subject-based chapters covering history, civil rights, sexuality and science, coming out, privacy, military, youth and education, violence, AIDS, religion, same-sex marriage, and the workplace. An introductory essay preceding each chapter provides historical context and includes an "In Focus" feature, the purpose of which is unclear from the series' or author's introductions but appears to be a synthesis of several articles. Chapters, which include at least one photo, conclude with a bibliography and a separate list referencing additional Times content. The chief values of this work by Burgess (Ohio Univ.) are currency and quick access to multiple topics via the subject arrangement. The chronological arrangement demonstrates the newspaper's and society's changing attitudes toward the gay/lesbian community. This volume will be useful where access to historical issues of the newspaper is limited or unavailable. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and general readers. E. M. Bosman New Mexico State University Library
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-10-15:
Burgess (political science, women's & gender studies, Ohio Univ.; The Founding Fathers, Pop Culture, and Constitutional Law) presents a useful selection of articles, letters, editorials, op-ed pieces, and columns from the New York Times pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. The wide variety of topics covered includes the Stonewall uprising, AIDS, civil rights, same-gender marriage, and coming out. Despite frequent use of the term LGBT, transgender and especially bisexual people are seldom addressed. Essays opening each section provide in-depth overviews of each topic, along with context and analysis. Particularly useful to novice researchers are the lists of references that follow each topical essay, including items from the Times and other sources. While the book lacks a comprehensive chronology of important people and events, selections from the newspaper are arranged chronologically within each section. Unfortunately, few pieces predate the 1960s, reflecting the Times's sparse coverage of homosexuality before then. Brief "In Focus" sections highlight historically significant people and events. BOTTOM LINE This useful collection of primary documents is well suited to under-graduate students beginning their research on gay and lesbian history and issues.-Martha Hardy, Metropolitan State Univ. Lib., Saint Paul (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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"Burgess presents a useful selection of articles, letters, editorials, op-ed pieces, and columns from the New York Times pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues...This useful collection of primary documents is well suited to undergraduate students beginning their research on gay and lesbian history and issues."
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Library Journal, October 2011
Booklist, December 2011
Choice, December 2011
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Susan Burgess showcases relevant news stories, editorials & letters to the editor to present the major political, social, & cultural issues that have affected gays & lesbians in the U.S. over the past 150 years, offering 12 chapters covering topics such as the Stonewall Uprising, gays in the military, youth & education, & AIDS.
Main Description
In The New York Times on Gay and Lesbian Issues author and gender studies professor Susan Burgess showcases relevant news stories, editorials, and letters to the editor to present the major political, social, and cultural issues that have affected gays and lesbians in the U.S. over the past 150 years. The book includes twelve chapters covering topics such as the Stonewall Uprising, gays in the military, youth and education, and AIDS. Each chapter features an overview of the issue at hand, introduction to each of the articles selected, and profiles of key events and personalities. This unique title allows students and researchers access to authoritative and engaging information, giving historical context to contemporary issues.

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