'As this important book demonstrates, ideas of equality, diversity, rights and citizenship are continuously fought over, and fought for. This book provides an invaluable map of where we have come from; where we are now; and where we might still want to go.' - Jeffrey Weeks, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London South Bank University, UK 'A wonderfully clear and compelling depiction of the re-contouring of sexuality, mapping advances in policy and the challenges faced by those progressing equality within an era of liberal diversity politics. This is a thoughtful, nuanced and richly textured book.' - Davina Cooper, Professor of Law and Political Theory, University of Kent, UK 'Sexuality, Equality and Diversity presents a compelling account of the conceptual and political challenges of creating diverse and equal social worlds. Richardson and Monro provide a smart, engaging text to make sense of one of the central challenges of our time.' - Steven Seidman, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Albany, US 'An excellent text, this book allows students and scholars to navigate the implications of changing conceptualizations of sexuality. Rigorously critiquing topics such as organizational change and resistance, this is an essential resource for students of LGBT policy.' - Angelia Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester, UK
About the Author
DIANE RICHARDSON is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Newcastle University, UK. She is well established as an international and national authority in the area of the sociology of sexuality, with many related publications. In particular, she has made a significant contribution to three different areas of this body of knowledge: theories of sexual identity; sociological understandings of HIV/AIDS; and feminist accounts of sexuality.
SURYA MONRO is Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield, UK. She has a strong publications record in the fields of gender and sexuality, notably on the topics of gender diversity, lesbian, gay and bisexual equalities and local governance, and citizenship and democracy.