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The Construction of Sexual and Cultural Identities

Greek-Cypriot Men in Britain

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The Construction of Sexual and Cultural Identities by Constantinos, N. Phellas
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This title was first published in 2002: Ethnicity, culture and sexual orientation are salient aspects of human identity. While diversity adds richness to the threads of our human tapestry, minorities often feel vulnerable with open disclosure and retreat from exposures they fear could leave them in jeopardy. This is especially so with gay men of colour. Xenophobia, homophobia and fear of HIV/AIDS combine to make our society a difficult one for gay men of colour. This book explores a broad range of culture-related topics specific to the experience of Anglo-Cypriot men resident in Britain who have sex with men. Along with empirical, clinical and theoretical discussions, the inclusion of personal accounts offers poignant insight into additional complexities, pressures and losses that gay men of colour must cope with in a world that often handles diversity with the closed fist of bigotry.

Author Biography

Constantinos N. Phellas, Dr, Senior Lecturer of Social Research Methods, Department of Sociology, South Bank University, London. He was previously a Research Fellow of Health Promotion & Evaluation at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has also been actively involved in gay men's counselling and gay organisations over the past 15 years.
Release date Australia
December 21st, 2017
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
158
ISBN-13
9781138742543
Product ID
27896024

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