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There Goes the Gayborhood?

Amin Ghaziani

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our ... More


Beyond the Gayborhood

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines why the residential repertoire of gays and lesbians has changed in recent years. Drawing on a comprehensive archive of more than 600 media reports, it takes a look at those ... More


The Happiest Ending

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter turns to the streets of everyday life, and more specifically to Chicago, to determine how the national debate over gayborhoods looks, feels, and sounds to people on the ground. Chicago ... More


Triggers

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the perspectives of Chicago residents regarding the so-called “triggers” and how they are remapping the relationship between their sexuality and the city. Sexuality does not ... More


Cultural Archipelagos

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how gayborhoods can persist in the present and how they will live on into the future. It is unrealistic to think that gayborhoods have always been around, that they will remain ... More


Resonance

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how Boystown can retain its queer character, how an increasing presence of straight residents affects this possibility, and how different types of sexual minorities perceive the ... More


Reinvention

Amin Ghaziani

in There Goes the Gayborhood?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158792
eISBN:
9781400850174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158792.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines how entire communities and specific groups migrate in ways that expand, evolve, and reinvent the very meaning and material expressions of gay neighborhoods. It asks where gays ... More


How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Japonica Brown-Saracino

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Drawing on an ethnography of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) residents in Ithaca, New York; San Luis Obispo, California; Greenfield, Massachusetts; and Portland, Maine; How Places Make Us shows ... More


Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This is a book about unprecedented families—networks of strangers linked by genes, medical technology, and the human desire for affinity and identity. It chronicles the chain of choices that couples ... More


(Un)Familiar Femininities: Studies in Contemporary Lesbian South Asian Texts

Aneeta Rajendran

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199454914
eISBN:
9780199085385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199454914.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The female homosexual in South Asia is not always a visible lesbian person. She is often a figuration of an act that challenges hegemonic ideas of gender and female subjectivity. This lesbian ... More


Conclusion: Happily Never After

Laurie Essig

in Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520295018
eISBN:
9780520967922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295018.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter travels to the most perfect ending to romance: a life within the nuclear family in a suburb built by Disney, Celebration Florida. Essig argues that suburbia and its promise of happiness ... More


Contesting Homosexuality’s Imagination, 1945–2015

Peter Hart-Brinson

in The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479800513
eISBN:
9781479823949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800513.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes how homosexuality in the American imagination changed during the lifetimes of contemporary Americans. It traces the history of political battles over gay rights and the ... More


San Luis Obispo: Lesbian Identity Politics and Community

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

LBQ residents of San Luis Obispo embrace sexual identity politics. Nearly all regard sexuality as life defining and static; they find that sexual identity produces shared experience and therefore ... More


Sexual identities

Sally Hines

in transForming gender: Transgender practices of identity, intimacy and care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349163
eISBN:
9781447304074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349163.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter considers the relationship between gender transition and sexual desire, identity, and practice. It starts by investigating the negotiation of sexual desire and identity through ... More


New Labour and ‘lesbian- and gay-friendly’ policy

R. Wilson Angelia

in Women and New Labour: Engendering politics and policy?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348289
eISBN:
9781447304302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348289.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter addresses a range of policies championed by New Labour that have had an impact on the lives of lesbian and gay citizens. It also considers the impact of Section 28 of the 1988 Local ... More


Introduction

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The introduction draws on the stories and experiences of just over one hundred seventy individuals, residing in four small U.S. cities, who identify as lesbian, bisexual or queer (LBQ). It describes ... More


Ithaca: Integration and Post-Identity Politics

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Most LBQ residents of Ithaca, NY express commitment to a kind of personhood that deemphasizes sexual identity and difference in favor of other features of the self. These residents also embrace ... More


Greenfield: Lesbian Feminist Longtimers and Post-Identity-Politics Newcomers

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Greenfield is home to more than one sexual identity culture, and to more than one approach to social ties. Longtime LBQ residents articulate a lesbian feminist identity politics and cultivate lesbian ... More


How Places Make Us

Japonica Brown-Saracino

in How Places Make Us: Novel LBQ Identities in Four Small Cities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226361116
eISBN:
9780226361390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226361390.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter offers an extended comparison across all four cities in order to elucidate the larger patterns at work in the creation of identity cultures. It maps how LBQ identity cultures respond to ... More


Health and well-being of lesbians, gay men and bisexual people in later life: examining the commonalities and differences from quantitative research

Mark Hughes

in Intersections of Ageing, Gender and Sexualities: Multidisciplinary International Perspectives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447333029
eISBN:
9781447333043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447333029.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Findings from quantitative research speak to majority experiences and general patterns within populations. However, the aggregation of people into one LGBT category risks quantitative research – and ... More


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