Bibliographic Details

The dictionary of homophobia : a global history of gay & lesbian experience / edited by Louis-Georges Tin ; translated by Marek Redburn with Alice Michaud and Kyle Mathers.

Uniform title Dictionnaire de l'homophobie. English
Imprint Vancouver : Arsenal Pulp Press, c2008.
Description 496 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Language English
Subject Homophobia -- Dictionaries.
Homosexuality -- Dictionaries.
Homophobie -- Dictionnaires anglais.
Homosexualité -- Dictionnaires anglais.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Michaud, Alice.
Tin, Louis-Georges.
Redburn, Marek, 1968-
Mathers, Kyle.
ISBN 9781551522296
Notes Translation of: Dictionnaire de l'homophobie.
Includes bibliographical references.
Translated from the French.
Summary "Based on the work of seventy researchers in fifteen countries, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a comprehensive book that documents the history of the treatment of homosexuals in all regions of the world: a study that traces the political and social emancipation of a culture." "The book is the first English translation of Dictionnaire de L'Homophobie, published in France in 2003 to world-wide acclaim. The Dictionary includes over 160 essays on various aspects of gay rights and homophobia as experienced in all regions in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the South Pacific, from the earliest epochs to present day. Subjects include religious and ideological forces such as the Bible, Communism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam; historical events such as AIDS and Stonewall, personalities such as J. Edgar Hoover, Matthew Shepard, Oscar Wilde, Pat Buchanan, Joseph McCarthy, Pope John Paul II, and Anita Bryant; and other topics such as coming out, adoption, deportation, ex-gays, lesbophobia, and bi-phobia." "In an era when gay marriage is a hot-button political issue, and in a world where adults and even teens are still being executed by authorities for the "crime" of homosexuality, The Dictionary of Homophobia is a both a revealing and necessary document for our times."--BOOK JACKET.
Review by Choice Review

This first English translation of the 2003 Dictionnaire de l'Homophobie, edited by a French gay intellectual and activist, presents a thoughtful consideration of the global condition of gays and lesbians in the intellectual tradition of the classical French encyclopedists, offering an "overview of the problematics associated with homophobia." Subjects covered by the 165 essays fall into five general areas--theories used to justify homophobic attitudes and actions; agents of homophobia and their victims throughout history; individual nations and geographic regions (the United States and Canada are both discussed under "North America"); institutions and environments where homophobia is manifested (such as schools and the workplace); and topics frequently employed in antigay rhetoric. Entries represent the work of 70 contributors (many with French academic training) from 15 nations in both hemispheres, and include bibliographic citations to both print and online resources. The comparative (and often highly detailed) worldwide coverage is a valuable complement to other reference works in LGBT studies. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers. R. B. M. Ridinger Northern Illinois University

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