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Treatment of LGBTIQ Concepts in Thesauri

Treatment of LGBTIQ Concepts in Thesauri

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  • 1. Ellen Greenblatt University of Colorado Denver
  • 2. General Thesauri
  • 3. Screenshot: http://www.wiredstrategies.com/thesaurus.html 1999 Controversy
  • 4. 2008 http://reference.aol.com/thesaurus?tword=homosexual&lookupbtn=Look+Up Current
  • 5. http://www.visualthesaurus.com/ Visual Thesaurus
  • 6. http://authorities.loc.gov/ Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
  • 7. Problems – LCSH
    • Conflates Gender & Sex
    • Uses Sexual Minorities as an umbrella heading for LGBTI (sans Q) people
    • Uses Gays as an umbrella term for Gay Men & Lesbians
  • 8. Placement in Hierarchy LCSH Persons Minorities Sexual Minorities (UF Gender minorities) Bisexuals Gays Gay men Lesbians Intersex people Transgender people
  • 9. UNESCO Thesaurus http://databases.unesco.org/thesaurus/
  • 10. Placement in Hierarchy UNESCO MICROTHESAURUS: 4.20 Social Problems Disadvantaged groups Gender minorities MICROTHESAURUS: 4.10 Psychology Behavior Sexual behavior Gender minorities MICROTHESAURUS: 6.10 Human rights Nothing!
  • 11. Collective terms
  • 12. Humanities & Social Science Electronic Thesaurus (HASSET) http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/search/hassetSearch.asp
  • 13. Placement in Hierarchy HASSET Human behavior Sexual behavior Sexual orientation Bisexuality Heterosexuality Homosexuality Female homosexuality Male homosexuality
  • 14. UK Archival Thesaurus (UKAT) http://www.ukat.org.uk/
  • 15. Placement in Hierarchy UKAT MICROTHESAURUS: 4.15 Social systems Groups Social groups Gender minorities Gays Lesbians Support groups Bisexual groups Gay groups Lesbian groups Transsexual groups
  • 16. Placement in Hierarchy UKAT MICROTHESAURUS: 4.10 Psychology Sexuality Bisexuality Homosexuality Lesbianism Transsexuality MICROTHESAURUS: 6.10 Human rights Civil and political rights Bisexual rights Gay rights Lesbian rights
  • 17. Homosaurus Queer Thesaurus http://www.ihlia.nl/ International Homo/Lesbian Information Center and Archives
  • 18. http://www.ihlia.nl/gw-cat.html (Dutch) Overview & Comparison
  • 19. Categories English Dutch http://www.ihlia.nl/gw-cat-en.html (English)
  • 20. Subcategories English Dutch
  • 21. Only appears in Dutch Dutch English
  • 22. Other Thesauri
    • AIM25 http://www.aim25.ac.uk/index.stm
    • LGBT Life Thesaurus http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1&topicID=76 http://www.ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=1&topicID=77
    Contact information: Ellen Greenblatt [email_address]