Queer Aging: The Gayby Boomers and a New Frontier for Gerontology

Paperback | August 12, 2016

byJesus Ramirez-Valles

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As the first generation of gay men enters its autumn years, these men's responses to the physical and emotional tolls of aging promise to be as revolutionary as their advances in AIDS and civil rights activism. Older gay men's approaches to friendship, caregiving, romantic and sexualrelationships, illness, and bereavement is upending conventional wisdom regarding the aging process, LGBTQ communities, and the entire field of gerontology. Queer Aging comprises scholar Jesus Ramirez-Valles's probing conversations with 11 racially and economically diverse representatives of this pioneering generation of gay men - the gayby boomers. Through candid, first-person narratives, Ramirez-Valles's subjects reflect on their varied experiences aslate career professionals, retirees, AIDS survivors, caregivers for ailing partners, and witnesses to profound social and cultural change. Framed within a larger introduction to both Queer Theory and its history, these reflections provide context for understanding the aging arc and experience ofolder gay men.Spanning sociology, history, cultural studies, and social work, Queer Aging will be a vital resource for students as well as health professionals who serve the gay community and communities of color.

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As the first generation of gay men enters its autumn years, these men's responses to the physical and emotional tolls of aging promise to be as revolutionary as their advances in AIDS and civil rights activism. Older gay men's approaches to friendship, caregiving, romantic and sexualrelationships, illness, and bereavement is upending c...

Jesus Ramirez-Valles is a scholar, filmmaker, and an advocate of GLBT and Latino health. He is author of the award-winning book, Companeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS and creator of the documentary, Tal Como Somos/Just As We Are. He was named one of the "Top Gay Latino Activists who Have Broken Boundaries" by the Huffington ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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