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Changing World of Gay Men
     

Changing World of Gay Men

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by Peter Robinson
 

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This ground-breaking study focuses on the lived experiences of gay men who were born during the twentieth century. Spanning an era of change, from when homosexuality was illegal through to the less repressed but no less difficult times of gay liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic, The Changing World of Gay Men shows that what it is to be gay is historically contingent.

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This ground-breaking study focuses on the lived experiences of gay men who were born during the twentieth century. Spanning an era of change, from when homosexuality was illegal through to the less repressed but no less difficult times of gay liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic, The Changing World of Gay Men shows that what it is to be gay is historically contingent. The men's personal stories include their experiences of being closeted during the Cold War, the exuberance, and, for some, personally challenging times of gay liberation and the 1970s disco culture; and a time of fear and grief during the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Through a series of interviews, this book illustrates the significant shifts in sexual attitudes, culture and tolerance during a most turbulent era for homosexual men.

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Winner of The Raewyn Connell Prize 2010, awarded bienially for the best authored first monograph in Australian Sociology

'the most ambitious study of its kind...and one of the most enlightening' - Journal of Australian Studies

'...a thoughtful and detailed work.' - Blaze

'Here is the tale of three waves of gay men - the oldest born in 1922 and the youngest in 1980. It shows just how central age is in social life and how queer worlds have been radically transformed in a very short period of time. It gives us hope. Rich in detail, uplifting and unfussy, this delightful book provides an uneven but undeniable story of progress.' - Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex. Editor of Sexualities, and author of Intimate Citizenship

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230267329
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/31/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
272 KB

Meet the Author

PETER ROBINSON has taught courses in sexuality and gender studies, sociology and history. His research interests include the affective lives of gay men and gay men's experience of social hostility and anti-homosexual prejudice.

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Changing World of Gay Men 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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