The Changing World of Gay Men

Hardcover | December 15, 2008

byPeter Robinson

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This ground-breaking book explores the experiences of gay men and their understanding of what it meant to be gay in the 20th Century: from when homosexuality was illegal through the less repressed but no less difficult eras of gay liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic. 

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This ground-breaking book explores the experiences of gay men and their understanding of what it meant to be gay in the 20th Century: from when homosexuality was illegal through the less repressed but no less difficult eras of gay liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic. 

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.81 × 5.62 × 0.86 inPublished:December 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230573959

ISBN - 13:9780230573956

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Collecting and Understanding Gay Life Stories
The Coming-Out Stories of the Old Cohort
The Coming-Out Stories of the Middle Cohort
The Coming-Out Stories of the Young Cohort
The "Scene"
Community Life
Couple Relationships
Friends and Family
Life as an Old Gay Man
Conclusion
Appendix 1: Interview Schedule
Appendix 2: The Age Cohorts and the Interviewees