Coming Out In College

Coming Out In College

by Robert A. Rhoads
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0897893786

ISBN-13: 9780897893787

Pub. Date: 10/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Coming out is the process of acknowledging same-sex attractions to oneself and to others. It is both a personal and a public process. For many gay and bisexual students, college marks a pivotal point where for the first time they feel free to explore their same-sex attractions. This book is about the struggles students face in coming out. The focus is twofold:

Overview

Coming out is the process of acknowledging same-sex attractions to oneself and to others. It is both a personal and a public process. For many gay and bisexual students, college marks a pivotal point where for the first time they feel free to explore their same-sex attractions. This book is about the struggles students face in coming out. The focus is twofold: the experiences individuals face in coming to terms with their sexual identity and the process of developing a group identity. The development of a group identity involves a degree of political investment. For some students, becoming political means adopting a queer persona. As one student noted, Queer is kind of an 'in your face' attitude toward heterosexism and homophobia. A primary focus of this book revolves around the notion of queer identity and how students engage as cultural workers seeking both campus and societal change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897893787
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1994
Series:
Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1150L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

Key Characters

Constructing Cultural Borders

The Struggle for Identity

Critical Postmodernism

The Study

Individuals within the Borders

The Closet and a Negative Existence

Coming Out in College

Cultural Borders and the Group

Cultural Workers and the Politics of Silencing

Culture/Subculture

Redefining Cultural Borders

Identity and Socialization

Toward Communities of Difference

References

Index

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