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The Resource Irreconcilable differences? : intellectual stalemate in the gay rights debate, Thomas C. Caramagno

Irreconcilable differences? : intellectual stalemate in the gay rights debate, Thomas C. Caramagno

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Irreconcilable differences? : intellectual stalemate in the gay rights debate
Title
Irreconcilable differences?
Title remainder
intellectual stalemate in the gay rights debate
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Caramagno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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digitized
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Caramagno, Thomas C
Dewey number
305.9/0664
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.5
LC item number
.C37 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay rights
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Gay rights
  • Homosexuality
  • Homosexuality
Summary expansion
<p>In recent year, pro-gay and anti-gay rights activists have engaged in a struggle to sway public opinion in their favor through the use of ideologically charged rhetoric in an effort to win support from an undecided public. The author contends, however, that the debate is stalemated precisely because each side stereotypes and pathologizes the other's perspective, thereby becoming perfect enemies divided on every issue and with such intensity that consensus seems nearly impossible. Providing a panoramic view of both perspectives, this unique book traces the contested issues to fundamental conceptual differences within the field of religious, scientific, and political studies. Caramagno carefully examines the centuries of thought behind the questions involved and encourages readers to consider the arguments in order to draw their own conclusions.</p><p></p><p>This book is not about the wrongs or rights of the gay-rights debate. Nor is it a condemnation of the sides involved in the debate. Instead, it shows how the two sides have engaged in the battle and how they have marshaled evidence from a variety of sources (often the same ones) to muster public support but without addressing the conceptual changes needed to conduct a more profitable dialog. Treating both sides of the debate respectfully and objectively, Irreconcilable Differences? opens the discussion up so that all ideas and arguments can be understood as having something valuable to bring to the table. In this way, readers are challenged to consider the ways arguments are formed, how culture disseminates ideas, and how a debate can be shaped so that consensus-building is a real, not an imagined, outcome.</p>
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Irreconcilable differences? : intellectual stalemate in the gay rights debate, Thomas C. Caramagno
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new cold war -- Group affiliations and post-consensus politics -- Religious views : past and present -- Biblical scholarship : texts, errors, and methods -- Textual ambiguities and the scriptures -- The theological meaning of sex -- The etiology of homosexuality : biology and/or culture? -- Diversity within diversity : postmodern sexual identities -- Define "illness" : rival theories of pathology and "ex-gay" ministries -- Demonizing the enemy -- Gay bashing and social control -- Pluralism versus dogma : public spaces and private beliefs
Control code
52761195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280422966
Lccn
2002022474
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780275977214
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52761195
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Irreconcilable differences? : intellectual stalemate in the gay rights debate, Thomas C. Caramagno
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new cold war -- Group affiliations and post-consensus politics -- Religious views : past and present -- Biblical scholarship : texts, errors, and methods -- Textual ambiguities and the scriptures -- The theological meaning of sex -- The etiology of homosexuality : biology and/or culture? -- Diversity within diversity : postmodern sexual identities -- Define "illness" : rival theories of pathology and "ex-gay" ministries -- Demonizing the enemy -- Gay bashing and social control -- Pluralism versus dogma : public spaces and private beliefs
Control code
52761195
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280422966
Lccn
2002022474
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780275977214
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52761195
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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