Friday, January 15, 2016

UIS Professor publishes first-of-its-kind textbook on LGBT politics for the college classroom

Jason Pierceson, associate professor of political science at the University of Illinois Springfield, recently published the book, Sexual Minorities and Politics: An Introduction, with Rowman & Littlefield publishers.

The book provides an overview of the history of the movement for LGBT rights and examines contemporary political and legal issues, such as LGBT candidates for elective office, public policies supportive of the LGBT community, opposition to LGBT rights, and litigation aimed at expanding LGBT rights. This is the first such comprehensive and up-to-date textbook in the field of political science on LGBT politics.

Primarily for use in the college classroom, the book is also an excellent and accessible introduction to the issue for the general reader.

According to a reviewer, the book is “well written, comprehensive, and compelling. It is no exaggeration to say this is the best sexuality and politics textbook on the market.” Another noted that the book combines “history, theory, and empirical evidence from the latest research.”

Pierceson is also the author or co-author of five additional books on LGBT politics, in addition to numerous articles and book chapters on the subject.

For more information on the book, contact Jason Pierceson at 217/206-7842 or Visit the publisher’s website for more information about the book.

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