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The Changing World of Gay Men

by Peter Robinson

The Changing World of Gay Men Synopsis

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.

The Changing World of Gay Men Press 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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780230573956
Publication date: 31st October 2008
Author: Peter Robinson
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 222 pages
Categories: Sexual behaviour, Sex & sexuality, sex manuals, Social & cultural history,

About Peter Robinson

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 ...

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