Living Sexuality: Stories of LGBTQ Relationships, Identities, and Desires

Living Sexuality: Stories of LGBTQ Relationships, Identities, and Desires

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Overview

There has never been a more crucial time for an intimate and thorough examination of the ways in which sexuality informs people’s lives. In Living Sexuality: Stories of LGBTQ Relationships, Identities, and Desires, the authors use autoethnography and personal narrative to provide first-hand accounts of the connections between sexuality, particularly LGBTQ identities, and the everyday experiences of relationships. Each story also invites readers to understand how sexuality informs communication as it occurs within diverse cultural contexts. In addition, the stories often focus on taboo issues overlooked or ignored in mainstream research about sexuality. Discussion questions appear at the end of each story that should stimulate engagement by students, instructors, and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004418776
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/24/2019
Series: Teaching Gender Series , #14
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Keith Berry, Ph.D. (2004), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, is Associate Professor of Communication at University of South Florida. He has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and the book Bullied: Tales of Torment, Identities, and Youth. He is past Chair of the Ethnography Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) and past Co-chair of NCA's Anti-Bullying Task Force.

Catherine M. Gillotti, Ph.D. (1996), University of Kentucky, is Associate Professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest. She has published several book chapters and journal articles in the area of interpersonal communication and health communication.

Tony E. Adams, Ph.D. (2008), University of South Florida, is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Bradley University. He is the co-author and/or co-editor of six books including Narrating the Closet: An Autoethnography of Same Sex Desire. He is a co-editor of the "Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives" book series and founding co-editor of the Journal of Autoethnography.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction



1. Ode to the Boys

Keith Berry



2. The Closet

Tony E. Adams



3. Mental Gymnastics

Catherine M. Gillotti



4. Walls

Billy Huff



5. Things I Don’t Have to Do

Keith Berry



6. Queer Duck

Tony E. Adams



7. True Companion

Catherine M. Gillotti



8. Relational Gifts

Keith Berry



9. The Girls

Tony E. Adams and Keith Berry



10. Language Matters

Tony E. Adams



11. Rumination

Catherine M. Gillotti



12. The Sexual Relationship

Billy Huff



13. Monogamy

Tony E. Adams



14. The Joy

Catherine M. Gillotti



15. Things I Must Still Do

Keith Berry



16. Refrain

Catherine M. Gillotti



17. Resilient You

Keith Berry



18. Estrangement - Pride - Forgiveness

Tony E. Adams



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