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

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This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book presents examples of how being gay infuses his professional, social, and married life, offering a rich narrative of the centrality of gayness in his intra- and inter-personal relationships. It provides a rare insight into school life from the perspective of a teacher and articulates feelings that will resonate with a number of gay men beyond a professional perspective. The book also presents an element of Christianity in focus in a predominantly Buddhist country. It focuses on the concept of ‘ordinary privileges’ to construct the main argument about the parallels between someone’s ethnic background and someone’s sexual orientation/gay identity when navigating systems that favour whiteness and heterosexuality. The book also provides some reflective accounts of the writing process itself and how contributors navigated their autoethnographic research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Everyday Lives of Gay Men
Subtitle of host publicationAutoethnographies of the Ordinary
EditorsEdgar Rodríguez-Dorans, Jason Holmes
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781000482263, 9781003133506
ISBN (Print)9780367676834, 9780367679460
Publication statusPublished - 7 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameTransforming LGBTQ Lives


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