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Marriage, Gender Justice, and Children’s Well-Being

Stephen Macedo

in Just Married: Same-Sex Couples, Monogamy, and the Future of Marriage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166483
eISBN:
9781400865857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166483.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines conservative arguments from the gendered nature of marriage as a relation of husband and wife, and others based on children's interests. It first considers the conservatives' ... More


The Queer Afterlife of Billy Budd

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter returns to Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor: An Inside Narrative, acknowledging Eve Sedgwick’s designation of the novella as a foundational text for modern gay male identity. ... More


Gay Male Liberation Post Oncale: Since When Is Sexualized Violence Our Path to Liberation?

Christopher N. Kendall

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter discusses Oncale in greater detail and examines the role of homophobia in propping up the inequalities central to the sex discrimination MacKinnon challenges. In her book Sexual ... More


Lesbians and Gay Men in Midlife

Douglas C. Kimmel and Barbara E. Sang

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines theories concerning lesbians and gay males at the midlife stage to understand better the development of sexual identity at this particular period in life. Studies show there is ... More


Postcards from the Edge: Narratives of Sex and Relationship Breakdown Among Gay Men

Damien Ridge and Rebecca Wright

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/9780195326789.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explores some of the complex challenges that are part of the lives of gay men in the early 21st century. It considers two potential experiences in the gay male life course that remain ... More


Gay Male Identities: Concepts and Issues

John C. Gonsiorek

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The second chapter provides an overview of the concept of homosexual men, commonly known as “gay men”, and how this definition contrasts with perceptions on lesbianism and bisexuality. A ... More


How Gay Stays White and What Kind of White It Stays

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.15
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents a critical commentary on the state of gay male politics and community life. Reflecting upon experiences that were overtly political as well as personal, Berube investigates how ... More


Finding Home in Gaysian America: Constructing Gay Asian Male Identities

C. Winter Han

in Geisha of a Different Kind: Race and Sexuality in Gaysian America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479831951
eISBN:
9781479824700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479831951.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the ways in which gay Asian American men construct social identities within the larger confines of race and sexuality, paying attention to how they construct these identities ... More


Putting Space between Men: Male Relationships in Everyday Photography at Midcentury

John Ibson

in The Mourning After: Loss and Longing among Midcentury American Men

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226576541
eISBN:
9780226576718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226576718.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

The author maintains that vernacular photographs-commonly in the form of snapshots, not professional portraits-have been underappreciated as a cultural performance that does cultural work. Displaying ... More


From Drag Queens to Leathermen

Rusty Barrett

in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides theoretical background for the analyses contained in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures. The chapter reviews prior research on gay male ... More


Resorts for Sex Perverts A History of Gay Bathhouses

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay describes how Berube devoted himself to historical research that was specifically sexual in its focus. The result was intervention in the public policy debates about how to respond to the ... More


Conclusion: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Rusty Barrett

in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter draws conclusions from the analyses presented in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures. After a short summary of the content in the previous chapters ... More


Decadence’s Gay Legacy

Peter Jeffreys

in Reframing Decadence: C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447082
eISBN:
9781501701252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447082.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book concludes with a discussion on the gay legacy of literary decadence and its influence on C. P. Cavafy's poetic expression of homosexuality, and how it continues to play a role in the ... More


Down the K-Hole: Circuit Boy Language Ideology and Linguistic Differentiation

Rusty Barrett

in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter analyzes language use in Circuit Noize, a magazine distributed at circuit parties, a type of rave dance party for gay men. The magazine positioned itself as representing the “circuit boy” ... More


The Class Menagerie: Working-Class Appropriations and Bear Identity

Rusty Barrett

in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the appropriation of stereotypes of southern speech among early members of the (gay male) bear subculture. Bear subculture emphasizes the properties of being heavyset and ... More


Porn and the N-Word: Lust, Samuel Delany’s The Mad Man, and a Derangement of Body and Sense(s)

Darieck Scott

in Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740941
eISBN:
9780814786543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740941.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter attempts to traverse the difficulties that narrative machinery encounters in blackness-in/as-abjection by visiting a kind of text that generically aims to work with (and to work) ... More


From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Rusty Barrett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This book analyzes gendered forms of language use in several different gay male subcultures. The subcultures considered include drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and ... More


Pornography: The Private Enters the Public

Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Jeanette Purvis

in What's Next in Love and Sex: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190647162
eISBN:
9780190647193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190647162.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses how developing technology has enabled people to have increasingly realistic virtual sexual encounters and whether these technological advances are actually bringing us closer ... More


The New Safita: Andalusia and the Phallic Woman in Plumas de España

Jill Robbins

in Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669899
eISBN:
9781452946955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669899.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Women, even though their rhetoric was casted out from the Spanish literary culture, became the inspiration of gay males during the post-Franco regime. Gay males simulated femininity during their ... More


The Fixer

Judith Roof

in What Gender Is, What Gender Does

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698578
eISBN:
9781452954387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698578.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the processes associated with taxonomy, including sorting and assimilating. It examines the normalizing effect of binary sex classification, as well as the intersex movement’s ... More


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