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The Changing World of Gay Men

Authors: Robinson, P.

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This ground-breaking book explores the experiences of gay men and their understanding of what it meant to be gay in the 20th Century: from when homosexuality was illegal though the less repressed but no less difficult eras of gay liberation and the HIV-AIDS epidemic.

About the authors

Peter Robinson is taking up a lectureship in sociology at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, in July 2011. Over the last decade, he has taught courses in sociology and sexuality and gender studies at RMIT University and Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. His first book, The Changing World of Gay Men was awarded the inaugural  Raewyn Connell prize in 2010 by  The Australian Sociological Association for the best first book in Australian Sociology.
 
Peter's research interests include the life course of gay men and ageing, sexuality and social justice, homophobia and exclusion. He is writing a second book for Palgrave Macmillan—on ageing in the gay world, which is due for submission in 2012. Tentatively entitled Ageing in the Gay World, the second book is based on an international sample of more than 90 gay men, aged 18–87. It too uses the life-story method that Ken Plummer pioneered and will continue the work that Peter began in The Changing World on the significance of generations in understanding the lived experience of gay men, and includes interviews with men from Mumbai, Hong Kong, and Auckland, as well as from principal cities in Australia, England, and the United States.

Reviews

Winner of The Raewyn Connell Prize 2010, awarded bienially for the best authored first monograph in Australian Sociology

'the most ambitious study of its kind...and one of the most enlightening' - Journal of Australian Studies

'...a thoughtful and detailed work.' - Blaze

'Here is the tale of three waves of gay men - the oldest born in 1922 and the youngest in 1980. It shows just how central age is in social life and how queer worlds have been radically transformed in a very short period of time. It gives us hope. Rich in detail, uplifting and unfussy, this delightful book provides an uneven but undeniable story of progress.' - Ken Plummer, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex. Editor of Sexualities, and author of Intimate Citizenship


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Collecting and Understanding Gay Life Stories

    Robinson, Peter

    Pages 1-16

  • The Coming-out Stories of the Old Cohort

    Robinson, Peter

    Pages 17-35

  • The Coming-out Stories of the Middle Cohort

    Robinson, Peter

    Pages 36-53

  • The Coming-out Stories of the Young Cohort

    Robinson, Peter

    Pages 54-71

  • The ‘Scene’

    Robinson, Peter

    Pages 72-94

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Hardcover $125.00
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Softcover $120.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing World of Gay Men
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-58431-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230584310
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57395-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36497-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 222
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