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  • Author:
    Jack Drescher,Kenneth J. Zucker
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Religion and politics’, as the old saying goes, ‘should never be discussed in mixed company.

Religion and politics’, as the old saying goes, ‘should never be discussed in mixed company. And yet fostering discussions that cross lines of political difference has long been a central concern of political theorists. More recently, it has also become a cause célèbre for pundits and civic-minded citizens wanting to improve the health of American democracy.

I found this book to be a wonderful source of FACTUAL information. There are so many misunderstandings (and deliberate falsehoods) circulating on the web and on TV concerning whether being gay is a choice and whether or not it can be reversed. This book sets the record "straight" with facts.

His study is presented here to allow the reader to evaluate and consider it for themselves. Leading experts then voice their own pro or con views on the methodology and findings. Defenders and critics of the controversial Spitzer study analyze its methodologies and findings.

Drescher, Jack and Zucker, Kenneth J. Bibliographic Citation. Zucker, Kenneth . Spitzer, Robert L. (2005-01). Related Items in Google Scholar. New York: Harrington Park Press, 2006.

By Jack Drescher, Kenneth J Zucker. 30. How Spitzer’s Study Gives a Voice to the Disenfranchised Within a Minority Group (Mark A. Yarhouse)

By Jack Drescher, Kenneth J Zucker. In 2001, Robert L. Spitzer, MD, presented his study on sexual conversion therapy with its controversial findings that some homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. Yarhouse).

Jack Drescher, Kenneth J Zucker. 11. The Spitzer Study and the Culture Wars (Jack Drescher). 12. Sexual Orientation Change: A Study of Atypical Cases (Richard C. Friedman). 13. The Politics of Sexual Choices (John H. Gagnon). 14. Too Flawed: Don’t Publish (Lawrence Hartmann). We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption. Request an e-inspection copy.

by: Jack Drescher; Kenneth J Zucker. Publisher: Routledge.

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Defenders and critics of the controversial Spitzer study analyze its methodologies and findingsIn 2001, Robert L. Spitzer, MD, presented his study on sexual conversion therapy with its controversial findings that some homosexuals can change their sexual orientation. The resulting media sensation and political firestorm enraged the study’s critics and emboldened its supporters. Ex-Gay Research: Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its Relation to Science, Religion, Politics, and Culture presents leading experts examining Spitzer’s research methodology and findings to discern whether the study itself deserves deeper consideration or outright dismissal. Every facet of the study is reviewed to discuss the positive or negative aspects of the results, its significance in political and social terms, and the implications for the future. Dr. Spitzer himself was an instrumental figure in the American Psychiatric Association's decision in 1973 to remove homosexuality as a mental illness listing from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-III. His later study that states that in some individuals, homosexuality may be more fluid than previously thought stirred controversy in the psychiatric community and society at large. His study is presented here to allow the reader to evaluate and consider it for themselves. Leading experts then voice their own pro or con views on the methodology and findings. Ex-Gay Research: Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its Relation to Science, Religion, Politics, and Culture fearlessly illustrates the sometimes fuzzy boundary between science and politics, courageously spotlighting the culture wars now dividing our society.Ex-Gay Research: Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its Relation to Science, Religion, Politics, and Culture discusses: the ex-gay movement the nature of scientific inquiry the relationship between science and politics the results of sexual conversion therapies gay and lesbian rightsEx-Gay Research: Analyzing the Spitzer Study and Its Relation to Science, Religion, Politics, and Culture is essential reading for sex researchers, mental health professionals, pastoral counselors, political activists, and any person asking if one can truly “change” his or her homosexuality.

Silly Dog
I found this book to be a wonderful source of FACTUAL information. There are so many misunderstandings (and deliberate falsehoods) circulating on the web and on TV concerning whether being gay is a choice and whether or not it can be reversed. This book sets the record "straight" with facts.
Coiriel
As the sub-heading implies, this whole volume is devoted solely to the infamous Spitzer Study... which, to be honest, I hadn't heard of until this book was required for a class. This volume reprints a variety of opinions on this case and the topic of "ex-gay" research in general (can we have a moment to talk about how "ex-gay" is just terrible phrasing?) with sometimes only slight variations between author's opinions. What I'm trying to say is that this presentation is thorough but a bit tedious. I only read about half of the essays before I moved on to another textbook because I felt I got the gist. Some people think Spitzer is brilliant, some say misguided, some say horrible, some say he opened Pandora's Box, some say he started a revolution. Got it. All the feels for Spitzer.