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Narrating the closet : an autoethnography of same-sex attraction / Tony E. Adams.

Adams, Tony E. (Author).
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Subject: Male homosexuality.
Gay couples.
Ethnology > Authorship.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781598746211
  • ISBN: 1598746219
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (215 pages).
  • Publisher: Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 1. Coming Out Matters -- 2. Learning the Closet: The Time of "Coming In" -- 3. Living (in) the Closet: The Time of "Being Closeted" -- 4. Leaving the Closet: The Time of "Coming Out" -- 5. Paradoxes of the Closet -- 6. Making Change, Writing Hope.
Summary: Motivated by the death of his partner, Adams seeks to redefine the closet as a relational construct between all people and all sexualities. The closet is explored at each stage--entering it, inhabiting it, and coming out of it--and strategies are offered for reframing difficult closet experiences. Adams makes use of interviews, personal narratives, and autoethnography to analyze lived, relational experiences of sexuality. This is a must have for scholars and students of gender studies, qualitative research, and for any reader who has felt the closet's reach.
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