LGBT Psychology

Research Perspectives and People of African Descent

  • Michele K. Lewis
  • Isiah Marshall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 21-36
  3. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 37-56
  4. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 101-118
  5. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 119-137
  6. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 139-153
  7. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 155-173
  8. Michele K. Lewis, Isiah Marshall
    Pages 175-195
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 197-200

About this book

Introduction

One of the major goals of psychology in recent years has been increased inclusiveness. The rise of research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals has been a significant step in this direction, but the focus has tended to assume the universality of white male urban experience, leaving men and women of color nearly invisible.

The first reference of its kind, LGBT Psychology: Research Perspectives and People of African Descent examines the intersecting and often conflicting communities to which black gender-variant persons belong. Its coverage is multidisciplinary, drawing on qualitative and quantitative research data for a richly nuanced and culturally attuned account,revealing multiple layers of marginalization and co-existing, rather than prioritized, identities. Analyzing black homophobia and racial bias in the gay community from a social justice perspective, and relating these concerns to the struggles of LGBT people in Africa, the author also advocates for black issues in LGBT psychology as part of course curricula, and for systemic means of building research, theory, and practice. A wide range of resources and suggestions for further reading are included as the book explores these and other topics in depth:

- The complex roles of religion and spirituality.
- Sexual minority women of African descent.
- Black gay men in the South.
- LGBT students at historically black universities.
- Cultural-centrism and liberation psychologies.
- Urban versus rural experience.
- Educational,research, and community services.

LGBT Psychology is a watershed volume for counseling psychologists and social workers, and for researchers and educators looking to advance the field.

is a watershed volume for counseling psychologists and social workers, and for researchers and educators looking to advance the field.

Keywords

ethnic minority identity sociology of sexualities stigmatization and deviance

Authors and affiliations

  • Michele K. Lewis
    • 1
  • Isiah Marshall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social WorkWinston-Salem State UniversityWinston-SalemUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0565-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-0564-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0565-8
  • About this book