On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Men / Edition 1

On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Men / Edition 1

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by Andrew R. Gottlieb
     
 

On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Men takes readers beyond a traditional exploration of gay sexuality and romantic relationships, into the realm of recognizing the importance of friendship to gay men. This book provides deep insights into various aspects of friendship between gay men, including mentorship, spirituality, survival, and partnership.

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On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Men takes readers beyond a traditional exploration of gay sexuality and romantic relationships, into the realm of recognizing the importance of friendship to gay men. This book provides deep insights into various aspects of friendship between gay men, including mentorship, spirituality, survival, and partnership. Leading gay authors offer a wide range of perspectives on the special character of these friendships in this intimate and very accessible book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789033536
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/26/2008
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editor. Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Andrew R. Gottlieb. I: TOWARD A DEFINITION OF GAY MALE FRIENDSHIP. 1. Why “Friendship” Works—and Doesn’t. Frederick S. Roden. II: ON FRIENDSHIP AND MENTORSHIP. 2. 715 Willey Street. Jeff Mann. 3. Time and Tide. Marc E. Vargo. 4. The Grounds On Which We Met: Friendship and the Possible. Ed Madden. III: ON FRIENDSHIP AND THE GROUP. 5. Larry, Me, and The Family. Neil Kaminsky. 6. Circuitries of Friendship: Camaraderie and Collectivity on the Gay Dance Floor. Vincent A. Lankewish. IV: ON FRIENDSHIP AND SEXUALITY. 7. A Towel and a TV. Michael E. Thomas II. 8. More Was Better: Sex with Friends. Chris Packard. 9. The Crossing. E. M. Kahn. 10. The Country Club. Michael E. Thomas II. V: ON FRIENDSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY 11. Soul Friend. Thomas Lawrence Long. VI: ON FRIENDSHIP AND BEING ALONE. 12. A String Theory of Friendship. Jay Quinn. 13. Not Quite There. Felice Picano. 14. The Absence: Living Everyday Life Without Gay Male Friends. Eric Aoki. VII: ON FRIENDSHIP AND SURVIVAL. 15. Friends: When Are They Necessary? Jeffrey Dudgeon. 16. Notes from the Apocalypse: A Week with Katrina. Marc E. Vargo. VIII: ON FRIENDSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP. 17. Subject: Friendship. Dan Martin and Michael Biello.

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