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(My) Stories of Lesbian Friendship

Jacqueline S. Weinstock

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reflects upon the author's changing experiences and understandings of lesbian friendship in relation to the prevailing story lines evident in the literature on lesbians' friendships. It ... More


Midlife Lesbian Lifeworlds: Narrative Theory and Sexual Identity

Mary M. Read

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter uses narrative identity theory to describe and facilitate an understanding of issues regarding the formation of a positive lesbian identity among a particular cohort of women: midlife ... More


Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Terry Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

"Picturing myself dying in a way I choose myself seems so comforting, healing and heroic. I'd look at my wrists, watch the blood seeping, and be a spectator in my last act of self-determination. By ... More


Unity and Purpose at the Intersections of Racial∕Ethnic and Sexual Identities

Ilan H. Meyer and Suzanne C. Ouellette

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter addresses the question: How do Black lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals (LGBs) who inhabit two socially significant identities, experience these identities? It considers two dominant ... More


Connectedness, Communication, and Reciprocity in Lesbian Relationships: Implications for Women's Construction and Experience of PMS

Janette Perz and Jane M. Ussher

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A growing body of research reports that lesbian relationships are experienced as more satisfying than heterosexual relationships, with predictors of this satisfaction being greater emotional ... More


The Good (Gay) Life: The Search for Signs of Maturity in the Narratives of Gay Adults

Laura A. King, Chad M. Burton, and Aaron C. Geise

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

What makes a life good has been a topic of concern for human beings throughout the ages. Good lives may be thought of as truly exemplary in some way in terms of fulfillment, moral character, health, ... More


Generativity and Time in Gay Men's Life Stories

Andrew J. Hostetler

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Drawing on life-story interviews with forty-two gay men representing roughly four different historical cohorts, this chapter explores the meaning and experience of gay generativity through ... More


From Same-Sex Desire to Homosexual Identity: History, Biography, and the Production of the Sexual Self in Lesbian and Gay Elders' Narratives

Dana Rosenfeld

in The Story of Sexual Identity: Narrative Perspectives on the Gay and Lesbian Life Course

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195326789
eISBN:
9780199870356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326789.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter presents a study that examined the range of self-identified lesbian and gay elders' identity practices. The research is based on open-ended, in-depth interviews, each lasting for 2-3 ... More


Born-Again Virgin: Gabriella

Terry Williams

in Teenage Suicide Notes: An Ethnography of Self-Harm

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177900
eISBN:
9780231542500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177900.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Gabriella, a lesbian teenager taught to hate boys falls in love with a young man, gets pregnant and tries to commit suicide. She believe love and hate were brought together by chance circumstances; ... More


Barack Obama and the LGBT Community: A Rocky Path to Real Progress and Ongoing Hopes for the Future

Laurie A. Roades

in Obama on Our Minds: The Impact of Obama on the Psyche of America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199390618
eISBN:
9780190627959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199390618.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Barack Obama’s presidency represents a rocky path to progress for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) community. While Obama is hailed as the president most supportive of the LGBT ... More


Social Movements and the Construction of Queer Identity

Shaeleya D. Miller, Verta Taylor, and Leila J. Rupp

in New Directions in Identity Theory and Research

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190457532
eISBN:
9780190627157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457532.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The use of “queer” as a group identity among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists encompasses a multiplicity of sexual practices and identities. However, there has been virtually ... More


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