The Everyday Lives of Gay Men: Autoethnographies of the Ordinary

Edgar Rodriguez-Dorans* (Editor), Jason Holmes (Editor)

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The Everyday Lives of Gay Men draws on the expertise of 12 contributors from different countries and fields, writing from an autoethnographic first-person approach.

Putting the power of personal stories at the centre of the construction of sophisticated narratives of gay men’s lives, the accounts draw attention to the limits of traditional perspectives to gay men’s studies that look at gayness through a sexualised lens and explore how gay men make sense of their identity in their everyday lives. Together they present a complex, nuanced understanding of gayness and challenge the conception of ‘being gay’ as a sexual orientation because it describes in sexual terms an identity that is not only, not always, and not predominantly sexual. The authors come from a variety of fields, including counselling studies and sociology, to communication, religion, and education.

The innovative approach of The Everyday Lives of Gay Men makes it ideal for students and scholars in gender studies, sexuality studies, sociology, mental health, and research methods.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Number of pages198
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)9781003133506
ISBN (Print)9780367676834, 9780367679460
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Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2021

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NameTransforming LGBTQ Lives
PublisherRoutledge

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  • Conclusion

    Rodríguez-Dorans, E. & Holmes, J., 7 Oct 2021, The Everyday Lives of Gay Men: Autoethnographies of the Ordinary. Rodríguez-Dorans, E. & Holmes, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 166-172 7 p. (Transforming LGBTQ Lives).

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  • Testing proximity and intimacy: An everyday reappropriation of private and public space

    Rodríguez-Dorans, E., 7 Oct 2021, The Everyday Lives of Gay Men: Autoethnographies of the Ordinary. Rodríguez-Dorans, E. & Holmes, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 113-122 10 p. (Transforming LGBTQ Lives).

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  • What is conjured when we talk about the everyday lives of gay men?

    Rodríguez-Dorans, E. & Holmes, J., 7 Oct 2021, The Everyday Lives of Gay Men: Autoethnographies of the Ordinary. Rodríguez-Dorans, E. & Holmes, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 1-16 16 p. (Transforming LGBTQ Lives).

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