Gay Macho: The Life and Death of the Homosexual Clone - Levine, Martin P.; Kimmel, Michael
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Before gay liberation, gay men were usually perceived as failed men - "inverts", men trapped in women's bodies. The 1970s saw a radical shift in gay male culture, as a male homosexuality emerged that embraced a more traditional masculine ethos. The gay "clone", a muscle-bound, sexually free, hard-living Marlboro man, appeared in the gay enclaves of major cities, changing forever the face of gay male culture. Gay Macho presents the ethnography of this homosexual clone. Martin P. Levine, a pioneer of the sociological study of homosexuality, was among the first social scientists to map the…mehr

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Before gay liberation, gay men were usually perceived as failed men - "inverts", men trapped in women's bodies. The 1970s saw a radical shift in gay male culture, as a male homosexuality emerged that embraced a more traditional masculine ethos. The gay "clone", a muscle-bound, sexually free, hard-living Marlboro man, appeared in the gay enclaves of major cities, changing forever the face of gay male culture. Gay Macho presents the ethnography of this homosexual clone. Martin P. Levine, a pioneer of the sociological study of homosexuality, was among the first social scientists to map the emergence of a gay community and this new style of gay masculinity. Levine was a participant in as well as an observer of gay culture in the 1970s, and this perspective allowed him to capture the true flavor of what it was like to be a gay man before AIDS. Later chapters, based on Levine's pathbreaking empirical research, explore some of the epidemiological and social consequences of the AIDS epidemic on this particular substratum of the gay community. Although Levine explicitly rejects pathologizing the gay men afflicted with HIV, his work develops a scathing, feminist-inspired critique of masculinity, whether practiced by gay men or straight men.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: New York University Press
  • New
  • Seitenzahl: 274
  • Erscheinungstermin: Januar 1998
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 226mm x 152mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 444g
  • ISBN-13: 9780814746950
  • ISBN-10: 0814746950
  • Artikelnr.: 21628186
Autorenporträt
Martin P. Levine (1950-1993) received his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.