CAHSS Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Between Kansas and Oz: Drugs, Sex, and the Search for Gay Identity in the Fast Lane

Title

Between Kansas and Oz: Drugs, Sex, and the Search for Gay Identity in the Fast Lane

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Department

Department of Justice and Human Services

Book Title

The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life in the Fast Lane

Description

This book assembles a diverse group of scholars working within a new, pathbreaking paradigm of sexual science, fusing perspectives from history, sociology, and psychology. The contributors are united in their commitment to the idea of "narrative" as central to the study of sexual identity, offering an analytic approach to social science inquiry on sexual identity that restores the voices of sexual subjects. The result is a rich examination of lives in context, with an eye toward multiplicity and meaning across the life course. Central to the chapters in this volume is the significance of history, generation, and narrative in the provision of a workable and meaningful configuration of identity.

ISBN

978-0195326789

Publication Date

3-6-2009

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

First Page

151

Last Page

176

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

Phillip L. Hammack (Author), Bertram J. Cohler (Author)