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The Resource Coming out of shame : transforming gay and lesbian lives, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael

Coming out of shame : transforming gay and lesbian lives, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael

Label
Coming out of shame : transforming gay and lesbian lives
Title
Coming out of shame
Title remainder
transforming gay and lesbian lives
Statement of responsibility
Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most gay men and lesbians grow up learning that to be gay is to be sick, to be unnatural, to be a sinner. By adolescence, such negative attitudes have produced and reinforced a single, powerful emotion: shame, the feeling that you're inferior and judged as "bad" not for what you do, but for what you are--gay. In Coming Out of Shame, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael expose the role shame has come to play in gay and lesbian lives. Rarely discussed but vastly important, shame powerfully shapes each individual's development of self-esteem, identity, and intimacy--three areas where gay men and lesbians have been extremely vulnerable to the crippling effects of shame. Tracing the historical and cultural sources of gay shame, Kaufman and Raphael reveal how gay men and lesbians have internalized shame, resulting in self-loathing and self-destructive behaviors. The hallmark of shame is silence, and by breaking the silence around the dynamics of gay shame, Kaufman and Raphael offer a way to "come out" of shame and begin the journey toward wholeness and self-acceptance. Filled with the experiences of those struggling to overcome shame, Coming Out of Shame includes strategies for: restoring self-esteem; creating a positive gay identity; healing scenes of shame; developing partnerships in intimacy. Self-affirming and inspirational, Coming Out of Shame guides the transformation of gay shame into gay pride and empowers gay men and lesbians as no other book has done."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaufman, Gershen,
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ75.25
LC item number
.K38 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Raphael, Lev,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Shame
  • Gays
  • Shame
  • Homoseksualiteit
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Schaamte
Label
Coming out of shame : transforming gay and lesbian lives, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A sickness of the soul -- Haunted by shame -- From gay shame to gay pride -- Affect, sex, and relationships -- Partners in intimacy
Control code
32468606
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780385477956
Lccn
95016870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32468606
Label
Coming out of shame : transforming gay and lesbian lives, Gershen Kaufman and Lev Raphael
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-287)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A sickness of the soul -- Haunted by shame -- From gay shame to gay pride -- Affect, sex, and relationships -- Partners in intimacy
Control code
32468606
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9780385477956
Lccn
95016870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32468606

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