By Anthony R. D'Augelli, Charlotte J. Patterson
During this ebook, Anthony R. D'Augelli and Charlotte J. Patterson compile most sensible specialists to provide a complete assessment of what we have now discovered--and what we nonetheless have to learn--about lesbian, homosexual, and bisexual identities.
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The discussion of such matters as butch and femme roles in certain North American lesbian communities, while fascinating aspects of the public invention of lesbian erotic selves, falls beyond the scope of the present chapter. However, future studies of lesbian identity development will need to inquire about the relationship of these phenomena in the more general framework of human development. That is, where and when are the seeds of erotic and affectional orientation sown as children gain a sense of themselves as members of a gender, then move toward gendered schemata of their own and others' behavior?
Therefore, the developmental sequence described in these models should not be assumed to hold true for other populations. The application of this identity/developmental perspective to more diverse populations is one of the most important and illuminating of current research efforts. S. S. black lesbians; Chan (1989) to Asian-American lesbians and gay men; Gock (1985) to Asian Pacific gay men; Allen (1984) to Native American lesbians; Wooden, Kawasaki, and Mayeda (1983) to Japanese-American men; Hidalgo (1984) and Hidalgo and Christensen (1976-77) to Puerto Rican lesbians in the United States; and Espin to Latina lesbians (1987).
Williams, W. L. (1986). The spirit and the flesh: Sexual diversity in American Indian culture. Boston: Beacon. 2 Gay Male Identities: Concepts and Issues John C. Gonsiorek Beginning with Evelyn Hooker's study in 1957, which provided the first empirical evidence that homosexuality was not indicative of psychological disturbance, we witnessed for the next two decades a line of research addressing this issue. As reviewed by Gonsiorek (1991), the data overwhelmingly indicate that homosexuality is not indicative of mental illness.