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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
Genre
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
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ72.8
LC item number
.D43 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heterosexuality
  • Sexual orientation
  • Sex
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Heterosexuality
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • United States
  • Heterosexualität
  • USA
  • Heterosexualitet
Label
Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture, James Joseph Dean
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Thinking Straight: Gender, Race, and (Anti)homophobias -- 2. From "Normal" to Heterosexual: The Historical Making of Heterosexualities -- 3. Straight Men: Renegotiating Hegemonic Masculinity and Its Homophobic Bargain -- 4. Straight Women: Doing and Undoing Compulsory Heterosexuality -- 5. Queering Heterosexualities? Metrosexuals and Sexually Fluid Straight Women -- 6. Conclusion: Straights, Post-Closeted Culture, and the Continuum of Identity Practices
Control code
881183819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814785812
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • abe248ea-0b4b-46b5-ae7e-999b0d781f97
  • 22573/ctt8jzckg
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881183819
Label
Straights : heterosexuality in post-closeted culture, James Joseph Dean
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Thinking Straight: Gender, Race, and (Anti)homophobias -- 2. From "Normal" to Heterosexual: The Historical Making of Heterosexualities -- 3. Straight Men: Renegotiating Hegemonic Masculinity and Its Homophobic Bargain -- 4. Straight Women: Doing and Undoing Compulsory Heterosexuality -- 5. Queering Heterosexualities? Metrosexuals and Sexually Fluid Straight Women -- 6. Conclusion: Straights, Post-Closeted Culture, and the Continuum of Identity Practices
Control code
881183819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 305 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814785812
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • abe248ea-0b4b-46b5-ae7e-999b0d781f97
  • 22573/ctt8jzckg
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881183819

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