Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Offord, B 2000, 'Singapore', in GE Haggerty (ed.), Gay histories and cultures : an encyclopedia, vol.2, Garland, New York. ISBN: 0815318804

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Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavors. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. Intended as a reference for students and scholarsin all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.