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Queering sexualities in Turkey: gay men, male prostitutes and the city

Özbay, Cenk (2017) Queering sexualities in Turkey: gay men, male prostitutes and the city. IB Tauris, London, UK. ISBN 9781784533175

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Abstract

Despite its some of its more liberal and democratic characteristics - when compared to many other countries in the Middle East - the more conservative elements within Turkish politics and society have made gains over the past decades. As a result, like many others in the region, Turkish society has multiple standards when naming, evaluating and reacting to men who have sex with men. Cenk Ozbay argues that overall, self-identified gay men (as well as men who practice clandestine same-sex acts) are most of the time marginalised, ostracised and rendered 'immoral' in both everyday practices and social institutions. He offers in this book an analysis of the concept of masculinity as central to redefining boundaries of class, gender and sexuality, particularly looking at the dynamics between self-identified gay men and straight-acting male prostitutes, or 'rent boys'. A result of in-depth interviews with both self-identified gay men and rent boys, Ozbay explores the changing discourses and meaning of class, gender and queer sexualities, and how these three are embedded within urban and familial narratives.

Item Type:Book
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0601-1445 Classes
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1088-1090.7 Men
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT0101-395 Urban groups. The city. Urban sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1075-1075.5 Sex role
ID Code:32353
Deposited By:Cenk Özbay
Deposited On:19 Jun 2017 14:56
Last Modified:19 Jun 2017 14:57

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