Cassell's Encyclopedia of Queer Myth, Symbol and Spirit: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Lore
- List Price: $49.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Cassell
- Publish date: 02/01/2000
- ISBN: 9780304337606
- ISBN10: 0304337609
While the terms many of us employ today to identify ourselves -- 'queer', 'lesbian', 'gay', 'bisexual', 'transgendered' differ markedly from those of peoples of other times and places, we are nevertheless the bearers of a spiritual history that has been ignored or suppressed, a history encoded in sacred texts and well as in music, dance and other media. Drawing upon religion, mythology, folklore, anthropology, history and the arts, the Encyclopedia is a cornucopia of queer spirituality, containing over 1500 alphabetically arranged entries from Aakulujjuusi to Zeus.
The product of meticulous research, the Encyclopedia offers detailed, yet concise, cross-reference entries, and an index of attributes and traditions, to encourage both quick reference and casual browsing. Beyond its use to scholars, this book aims to inspire and empower -- and of course, entertain.