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Bisexuality
The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority


© 1996 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A landmark volume in the field, Bisexuality presents a state-of-the-art glimpse of what is known and what remains to be known about bisexuality. Editor Beth A. Firestein gathers together an impressive group of researchers, activists, educators, theorists, and clinicians to offer insight into this understudied sexual orientation. Written in a scholarly but accessible style, this noteworthy collection of essays provides a focused, comprehensive introduction to research, theory, and practical clinical knowledge about bisexuality. The contributors agree that, given recognition and validity, the study of bisexuality can extend what we know about sexual orientation and sexual identity as well as shed light on previously unexplored aspects of sexuality. This insightful volume explicates the emergence of bisexuality as a phenomenon requiring a paradigm shift in sexual-orientation studies and discusses the implications of this shift. Bisexuality makes accurate, high-quality information about the subject available to professionals and students in lesbian/gay studies, gender studies, sociology, family studies, and human sexuality. The book also brings current clinical perspectives together in a user-friendly volume for practitioners in social work and clinical/counseling psychology.
Maggi Rubenstein
Foreword
Lani Ka'ahumanu
Prologue
That Naked Place  
Beth A Firestein
Introduction
 
PART ONE: OVERVIEW: BISEXUALITY IN PSYCHOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Ronald C Fox
Bisexuality in Perspective
A Review of Theory and Research  
 
PART TWO: DIVERSITY: UNDERSTANDING AND VALUING DIFFERENCE
Paula C Rust
Managing Multiple Identities
Diversity among Bisexual Women and Men  
Dallas Denny and Jamison Green
Gender Identity and Bisexuality
Carol Queen
Bisexuality, Sexual Diversity and the Sex-Positive Perspective
 
PART THREE: COUNSELING ISSUES: CHALLENGES AND CHOICES
Paula C Rust
Monogamy and Polyamory
Relationship Issues for Bisexuals  
Joseph P Stokes et al
Bisexual Men, Sexual Behavior and HIV/AIDS
Margo Rila
Bisexual Women and the AIDS Crisis
David R Matteson
Counseling and Psychotherapy with Bisexual and Exploring Clients
 
PART FOUR: POLITICS AND COMMUNITY: BECOMING VISIBLE
Robyn Ochs
Biphobia
It Goes More than Two Ways  
Loraine Hutchins
Bisexuality
Politics and Community  
 
PART FIVE: AFFIRMING BISEXUALITY: PARADIGMS AND POSSIBILITIES
Beth A Firestein
Bisexuality as Paradigm Shift
Transforming Our Disciplines  

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ISBN: 9780803972742