Knowledge

This section contains recommendations of books for LGBTIQ and gender and sexual diversity therapists and clients, and provides links to other suitable organisations.

If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or any other gender or sexual preference and are seeking literature about the societal and personal issues surrounding sexuality and gender, or if you are a therapist who is working with clients such as this and looking for texts to gain a greater understanding, then start your search here.

Once you have found what you are looking for, we highly recommend that you check out Gay’s The Word, a friendly and well stocked bookshop in central London that should meet your requirements. If you do not live in London, consider supporting us by visiting our Amazon shop and purchasing books from there.

We are currently in the process of transferring all of our resources from our old site into these pages, and will continue to add books and material regularly, so this section will continue to grow and expand. Please do visit again if you cannot find what you are looking for just yet. We are also open to suggestions, so if you would like to recommend an appropriate book or link, feel free to contact us.

Life Curves: sons talk about their gay fathers

Life Curves: sons talk about their gay fathers Image

Ed: Andrew R Gottlieb

This book looks at how sons react to learning that their fathers are gay, allowing us to see, over time, how this has changed their family relationships and their own lives. Simply and elegantly written, this psychoanalytically oriented qualitative research study is accessible to both the beginner and the more advanced researcher and practitioner. It draws from a wide range of literary, popular, and psychological sources and includes an interview guide, a reference section, and an index. Sons Talk About Their Gay Fathers: Life Curves is a storybook-an extended narrative moved along, but not overshadowed, by psychoanalytic theory. The Introduction briefly reviews more recent writings of the fathering experience as told by gay men themselves, setting the stage for “Father to Child” — a look at the father as seen through the ever-shifting eyes of his son at different phases of the life cycle; “The Quest for the Real Father” — an examination of sons’ responses to their fathers’ homosexuality as captured in film, fiction, nonfiction, television, and the psychological literature; “Methodology” — the story of the research process, including sampling, the search for subjects, trustworthiness, the interview, bias, and data collection; “The Stories” — an anthology of narratives the author constructed from the interview material, painting an intimate portrait of each individual son; “Findings” — a categorical analysis; and “Discussion” — a summary of all the preceding material cast in a developmental framework, highlighting implications for future research and clinical practice

Life Curves: sons talk about their gay fathers

Life Curves: sons talk about their gay fathers Image

Ed: Andrew R Gottlieb

This book looks at how sons react to learning that their fathers are gay, allowing us to see, over time, how this has changed their family relationships and their own lives. Simply and elegantly written, this psychoanalytically oriented qualitative research study is accessible to both the beginner and the more advanced researcher and practitioner. It draws from a wide range of literary, popular, and psychological sources and includes an interview guide, a reference section, and an index. Sons Talk About Their Gay Fathers: Life Curves is a storybook-an extended narrative moved along, but not overshadowed, by psychoanalytic theory. The Introduction briefly reviews more recent writings of the fathering experience as told by gay men themselves, setting the stage for “Father to Child” — a look at the father as seen through the ever-shifting eyes of his son at different phases of the life cycle; “The Quest for the Real Father” — an examination of sons’ responses to their fathers’ homosexuality as captured in film, fiction, nonfiction, television, and the psychological literature; “Methodology” — the story of the research process, including sampling, the search for subjects, trustworthiness, the interview, bias, and data collection; “The Stories” — an anthology of narratives the author constructed from the interview material, painting an intimate portrait of each individual son; “Findings” — a categorical analysis; and “Discussion” — a summary of all the preceding material cast in a developmental framework, highlighting implications for future research and clinical practice

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