Tearoom Trade: Impersonal sex in public places

Kobo ebook | December 1, 2011

byHumphreys, Laud

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“What emerged in this ground-breaking research was a sociological portrait of conservative and tormented lives: married men, family men, conservative men, whose personal proclivities and preferences were powerful enough, institutionally grounded enough, to break through the conventions of social life.” —Sociological Inquiry Tearoom Trade describes impersonal, anonymous sexual encounters in public restrooms—“tearooms” in the argot—and explores the behavior of men whose closet homosexuality is kept from their family and neighbors.

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“What emerged in this ground-breaking research was a sociological portrait of conservative and tormented lives: married men, family men, conservative men, whose personal proclivities and preferences were powerful enough, institutionally grounded enough, to break through the conventions of social life.” —Sociological Inquiry Tearoom Tra...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 1, 2011Publisher:Aldine TransactionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0202369420

ISBN - 13:9780202369426

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