This encyclopedia covers LGBTQ topics in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as North America, and takes an interdisciplinary approach to the subject, using film, literature, human rights, politics, landmark legislation, activism, the arts, language, sports, and historical events as points of entry into the content.
While LGBTQ history dates to ancient civilizations such as Ancient Egypt and Greece, LGBTQ studies remains a relatively new field. It covers constantly evolving developments as laws are challenged, activism expands, and LGBTQ topics grab headlines. Students and researchers need the most current information available to make sense of both contemporary and historical discussions.
The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History covers the history of, and current developments in, LGBTQ-related topics and events around the world.
Original Copyright 2019
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Features content written by academics from around the world, nearly half of which are written by international contributors, representing 35 different countries.
Substantial coverage of nearly 70 countries with additional countries represented throughout the encyclopedia.
Contains 380 entries; far more substantive than the average encyclopedia, with entries averaging 3,000 words each.
Includes 316 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, etc., to highlight the text.
Abundant cross-references to help readers make connections between entries.
Offers a general index to access places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.