The changing world of gay men

Robinson, P 2008, The changing world of gay men, Palgrave-Macmillan, United Kingdom.


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Title The changing world of gay men
Author(s) Robinson, P
Year 2008
Publisher Palgrave-Macmillan
Place of publication United Kingdom
Subjects Sociology not elsewhere classified
Summary This ground-breaking study focuses on the lived experiences of gay men who were born during the Twentieth Century. Spanning an era when homosexuality was illegal through the less repressed but no less difficult eras of gay liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic, an understanding of what it is to be gay is shown to be historically contingent. The men's personal stories include their experiences of being closeted in the years following World War II and the Cold War, the exuberance, and, for some, personally challenging times of gay liberation and the disco culture of the 1970s, to a time of fear and grief during the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Through a series of interviews, this book illustrates the significant shifts in sexual attitudes, culture and tolerance during a most turbulent era for homosexual men
Copyright notice © 2008 Peter Robinson
ISBN 9780230573956
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