Getting out in the `Real World`: Young men, queer and theories of gay community Fraser, Suzanne en_US 2021-11-25T15:12:26Z 2021-11-25T15:12:26Z 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract A recent opinion piece published in the Sydney Morning Herald expresses a widely held perception that, among young same-sex attracted men in Australia, `queer` has well and truly supplanted `gay` as the language and lens through which self and practice is generated. In this article, I discuss findings from a qualitative research project that studied notions of community among young gay men, and argue that this assumption should not be taken for granted. The article explores participants` understandings of the concept of `gay community,` arguing that the young men studied share a common definition of-community: one based on a conventional liberal model which prioritizes sameness and the cooperation of individuals to achieve common goals. This is of particular importance in that problems around `fitting in` with these understandings are also raised. In examining the potential place for queer alternatives to these formulations, however, the article finds that queer attracts little support among participants, raising questions about the bind young men may find themselves in if they prioritize sameness as fundamental to community, yet feel themselves to be excluded from community by their own or others` perceived difference. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0091-8369 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 en_US
dc.subject.other queer en_US
dc.subject.other community en_US
dc.subject.other youth en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.subject.other politics en_US
dc.subject.other safe sex en_US
dc.subject.other men en_US
dc.title Getting out in the `Real World`: Young men, queer and theories of gay community en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.notePublic Project: Changing communities, changing practice? en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 2 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Journal of Homosexuality en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 245-264 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 55 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Fraser, Suzanne, National Centre in HIV Social Research, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Centre for Social Research in Health *
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