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Gay Men s Friendships

Author : Peter M. Nardi
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Based on surveys and interviews of 200 gay men, Nardi's new study presents a book-length examination of contemporary urban gay men's friendships.

Navigating Differences

Author : Jammie Price
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Navigating Differences: Friendships Between Gay and Straight Men is a one-of-a-kind cross-sexual study that shows you how today’s gay and straight men build, maintain, and foster true friendships. In this activist, participatory study, you’ll get a day-in-the-life look at 44 pairs of cross-sexual men’s friendships and see what helps them negotiate the terrain of their emotional, sexual, psychological, and social differences in today’s climate of often publicly defended homophobia and heterosexism. Navigating Differences succeeds in bringing the true picture of cross-sexual men’s relationships to you, regardless of your personal orientation or political affiliation. You’ll find information--straight from the lives of the study’s participants--that shows you how different sexual orientations impact the way men spend time together, maintain friendships, cope with sexual struggles, and open good communication channels. Most importantly, you’ll get detailed facts and feedback concerning: hegemonic masculinity embracing, struggling with, and ignoring differences group demographic characteristics embeddedness and emotional communication outness in-groups, out-groups, and reference groups Hearsay and prejudice might claim to know what gay and straight men think of each other, but Navigating Differences replaces rumors with research and shows you what really keeps gay and straight men in lasting friendships in all arenas of life. You’ll learn firsthand what it takes to overcome differences and what it means to turn difference into meaningful relationships.

Men s Friendships

Author : Peter M. Nardi
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As definitions of masculinity change, how friendships are organized by men is also affected. However, interactions among and between men are not only shaped by gender. This volume offers an analysis of the differences within the genders and the social forces that shape the ways in which friendship is organized. Through different perspectives, the contributors show that a greater variation exists within rather than between the genders. They focus on the diversity in men's friendships and how men develop and maintain friendships with both men and women. Chapters focus on philosophical and historical questions; illustrate the strong connection between social structure and men's friendships; and consider cultural

Queer Company

Author : Nick Rumens
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Drawn from in-depth qualitative research, Queer Company provides the first extended, academic analysis of gay men's workplace friendships, offering theoretical and empirical insights into a subject that is timely and important. Although theoretically framed in poststructuralism and the sociology of friendship, this book also draws on feminism, organisation studies, gender and sexuality studies to explore the diverse roles and meanings of gay men's workplace friendships. Shedding light on the significance of workplace friendship for those who participate in them, particularly in terms of how these workplace relationships can help gay men to construct meaningful identities and selves, Queer Company examines the manner in which gay men’s workplace friendships are established, developed and organised, whilst considering the effects of organisational contexts upon friendship processes. A detailed investigation of the links between friendship, sexuality, gender and intimacy in the workplace, this book will appeal to scholars of management studies as well as sociologists with interests in gender and sexuality, the sociology of organisations and cultural studies.

Straight Women Gay Men

Author : Robert H. Hopcke
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Straight women and gay men share their insights into this special relationship, exploring issues of gender, stereotyping, and societal pressure. Original.

Gay Men s Friendships Sex Intimacy and Masculinity

Author : Henning Kaiser Klatran
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Masculinities Friendship and Support in Gay and Straight Men s Close Relationships with Other Men

Author : Richard Callum Robertson
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Gay Men s Friendships

Author : Matthew Dionisio
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This thesis offers a unique comparative analysis of two groups of gay men: the first comprised of participants to come of age in Québec and Montréal during the 1960s and 1970s and a second made up of gay youth in their 20s living in contemporary Montréal. The analysis of life-history narratives, throughout this thesis, allows for an exploration of how the older participants came to build not only safe space through the elaboration of an early gay community, but also how they individually came to develop a desired intimate milieu utilizing close bonds of friendship and meaning. Through this investigation, the reader is able to discover what these "spaces" and "milieus" offer for the individual, how they relate to traditional kinship, and how they have evolved over the life-course and ever-adapting social reality. The comparative approach allows me to then explore whether the same pressures and demands, as recounted by the older cohort, are still in place and experienced by gay youth today. Moreover, a deeper analysis of the younger participant's life-history narratives allows for an investigation of what new challenges have appeared, and how gay youth are employing new liberties, diversity, and options in the experience and construction of new safe spaces and intimate milieu which correspond to the life and social-reality of the new homosexual living in a dynamic contemporary Montréal.

The Gendered Society

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
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They say that we come from different planets (men from Mars, women from Venus), that we have different brain chemistries and hormones, and that we listen, speak, and even define our morals differently. How is it then that men and women live together, take the same classes in school, eat the same food, read the same books, and receive grades according to the same criteria? In The Gendered Society, Michael S. Kimmel examines our basic beliefs about gender, arguing that men and women are more alike than we have ever imagined. Kimmel begins his discussion by observing that all cultures share the notion that men and women are different, and that the logical extension of this assumption is that gender differences cause the obvious inequalities between the sexes. In fact, he asserts that the reverse is true--gender inequality causes the differences between men and women. Gender is not simply a quality inherent in each individual--it is deeply embedded in society's fundamental institutions: the family, school, and the workplace. The issues surrounding gender are complex, and in order to clarify them, the author has included a review of the existing literature in related disciplines such as biology, anthropology, psychology and sociology. Finally, with an eye towards the future, Kimmel offers readers a glimpse at gender relations in the next millennium. Well-written, well-reasoned and authoritative, The Gendered Society provides a thorough overview of the current thinking about gender while persuasively arguing that it is time to reevaluate what we thought we knew about men and women.

Gay and Heterosexual Men s Friendships

Author : Darren Todd McRoy
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