Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2017-03-07
Förlag
University of California Press
Illustratör/Fotograf
13 tables 27 charts and graphs
Illustrationer
27 charts and graphs, 13 tables
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 19 mm
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417 g
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1
ISBN
9780520288768
Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality (häftad)

Cross-National Public Opinion about Homosexuality

Examining Attitudes across the Globe

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Public opinion about homosexuality varies substantially around the world. While residents in some nations have embraced gay rights as human rights, people in many other countries find homosexuality unacceptable. What creates such big differences in attitudes? This book shows that cross-national differences in opinion can be explained by the strength of democratic institutions, the level of economic development, and the religious context of the places where people live. Amy Adamczyk uses survey data from almost ninety societies, case studies of various countries, content analysis of newspaper articles, and in-depth interviews to examine how demographic and individual characteristics influence acceptance of homosexuality.
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"An excellent comparative analysis of the degree of anti-gay attitudes in many nations... Summing Up: Highly recommended."--CHOICE "[A] significant contribution to our overall understanding of public opinion about homosexuality."--American Journal of Sociology "What accounts for the range of differences in acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons throughout the world? Amy Adamczyk has woven an impressive tapestry of nuanced answers to this urgent and complex question."--The Gay & Lesbian Review "A perfect issue-based case study of how prejudicial attitudes toward minorities groups can be decreased at a country level. Highly recommended as a thought-provoking introduction for both undergraduate and graduate students of social movements, social change, prejudice, comparative public opinion, or any of the many other fields of study the book spans." --Public Opinion Quarterly "A must-read for both academics and non-academics, including policymakers, governmental officials, and non-profit practitioners who are committed to policy formation, law enforcement, and advocacy for LGBTQ persons worldwide."--Sociological Inquiry

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Amy Adamczyk is Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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List of Illustrations Introduction: Patterns across Nations, Mixed Methods, and the Selection of Countries PART ONE. PUBLIC OPINION ACROSS THE WORLD 1. The Importance of Religion, and the Role of Individual Differences 2. The Importance of Democracy and Economic Development PART TWO. COMPARATIVE CASE STUDIES FOR UNDERSTANDING ATTITUDES 3. Shaping Attitudes in Protestant Nations: A Comparison of the United States, Uganda, and South Africa 4. Understanding Views in Muslim Countries: An Analysis of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Turkey 5. The Relatively Liberal Views of People from Catholic- Majority Countries: An Examination of Spain, Italy, and Brazil PART THREE. VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY IN EAST ASIA 6. Investigating Public Opinion in Confucian Nations: Buddhism and the Importance of Family Ties in East Asia 7. Shaping Attitudes in Taiwan: A Case Study (OK, but Not in My Family) Conclusion: Other Religions, Outliers, and the Future Appendix A. Countries Included in the WVS HLM Analysis, by Homosexuality Laws as of 2015 and the Nation's Dominant Religion Appendix B. WVS Data and Hierarchical Models Appendix C. Additional Macro-Level Indicators Appendix D. Details on the Content Analysis of Newspaper Articles Notes Bibliography Index