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The Resource Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture, James Joseph Dean

Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture, James Joseph Dean

Label
Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture
Title
Straights
Title remainder
heterosexuality in post-closeted culture
Statement of responsibility
James Joseph Dean
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America have drastically transformed. It's almost old news that recent generations of Americans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gay men, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed the attainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changes wrought by a so-called "post-closeted culture" have not just affected the queer community--heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how their sexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights, James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibility of gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their own heterosexuality will go unchallenged. The presumption that we are all heterosexual, or that there is such a thing as 'compulsory heterosexuality,' he claims, has vanished. Based on 60 in-depth interviews with a diverse group of straight men and women, Straights explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and gendered selves in this new landscape, particularly with an understanding of how race does and does not play a role in these conceptions. Dean provides a historical understanding of heterosexuality and how it was first established, then moves on to examine the changing nature of masculinity and femininity and, most importantly, the emergence of a new kind of heterosexuality--notably, for men, the metrosexual, and for women, the emergence of a more fluid sexuality. The book also documents the way heterosexuals interact and form relationships with their LGBTQ family members, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers. Although homophobia persists among straight individuals, Dean shows that being gay-friendly or against homophobic expressions is also increasingly common among straight Americans. A fascinating study, Straights provides an in-depth look at the changing nature of sexual expression in America"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dean, James Joseph
Dewey number
306.76
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ72.8
LC item number
.D43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heterosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture, James Joseph Dean
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Thinking Straight: Gender, Race, and (Anti)homophobias -- From "Normal" to Heterosexual: The Historical Making of Heterosexualities -- Straight Men: Renegotiating Hegemonic Masculinity and Its Homophobic Bargain -- Straight Women: Doing and Undoing Compulsory Heterosexuality -- Queering Heterosexualities? Metrosexuals and Sexually Fluid Straight Women -- Conclusion: Straights, Post-Closeted Culture, and the Continuum of Identity Practices
Control code
863200936
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780814762752
Lccn
2014006073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)863200936
Label
Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture, James Joseph Dean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Thinking Straight: Gender, Race, and (Anti)homophobias -- From "Normal" to Heterosexual: The Historical Making of Heterosexualities -- Straight Men: Renegotiating Hegemonic Masculinity and Its Homophobic Bargain -- Straight Women: Doing and Undoing Compulsory Heterosexuality -- Queering Heterosexualities? Metrosexuals and Sexually Fluid Straight Women -- Conclusion: Straights, Post-Closeted Culture, and the Continuum of Identity Practices
Control code
863200936
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9780814762752
Lccn
2014006073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)863200936

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