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Human Diversity: Gender and Sexuality

This guide focuses on resources you can use to find information on diversity and vulnerable populations in the context of social work practice.


Encyclopedia of Women and Gender : Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender
San Diego, Calif.:Academic, c2001. 2 vols.
About 100 articles, each contributed by an expert in the social or behavioral sciences, on "the many topics that encompass current research and scholarship on the psychology of women and gender." Each article contains a glossary, cross-references, and a "Suggested Reading" section. Available?   Sample Article
LGBT: Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America
New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. 3 vols.
More than 500 scholarly entries on LGBT identities, communities, cultures, movements, and issues.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access

Gender & Sexuality

Women's Studies International
Women's Studies International is the most comprehensive index to women's studies resources. Incorporates citations from Women Studies Abstracts, Women's Studies Bibliography Database, and the Women's Studies Database, among others.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access.
Contemporary Women's Issues
Full-text access to global information on women found in journals, research reports, newspapers, pamphlets, and fact sheets.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access
Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
Susan Faludi. New York, Crown, 1991. Available?
Violence Against Women - Federal Legislation and Regulations
From the Justice Department's Office on Violence Against Women.
"What is a Homosexual? A Definitional Model
Raymond M. Berger. Social Work 28(2), March/April 1983, pp. 132-135.
Off-Campus Access Rutgers-restricted Access
"The Gap Between Gay and Straight"
Barbara Ehrenreich. Time May 10, 1993.
Queer America: A GLBT History of the the 20th Century
Vicki L. Eaklor. Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press, 2008. Available?
How Homophobia Hurts Children: Nurturing Diversity at Home, at School, and in the Community
jean M. Baker. New York, Harrington Park Press, 2002. Available?

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