Narrating the closet : an autoethnography of same-sex attraction / Tony E. Adams.
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- ISBN: 9781598746211
- ISBN: 1598746219
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (215 pages).
- Publisher: Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2011.
|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.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.