Imagining gay life in the internet age or why I don't internet date Reynolds, Robert en_US 2021-11-25T15:12:52Z 2021-11-25T15:12:52Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Gay life on the Internet has rapidly expanded over the past decade, leaving some to lament the demise of established forms of gay social life. The Internet as a forum for dating and arranging casual sex has been a particular growth practice in Australian gay life. In this essay, the author reflects on his own experiences of Internet dating in the late 1990s in Sydney, and ponders why he is reluctant to re-enter the world of gay Internet dating. The author draws on social theories of liquid modernity to discuss his ambivalence with Internet dating and online assignations, whilst acknowledging the productive possibilities of virtuality. en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Gay life en_US
dc.subject.other Internet dating en_US
dc.subject.other romance en_US
dc.subject.other sex en_US
dc.subject.other ambivalence en_US
dc.subject.other liquid modernity en_US
dc.title Imagining gay life in the internet age or why I don't internet date en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal iJETS en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 2-13 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 6 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Reynolds, Robert, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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