Becoming Who I Am

Becoming Who I Am

Young Men on Being Gay

Book - 2016
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Traces the lives of young gay men as they negotiated the transition from their teen years into adulthood. It focuses on key developmental milestones, including first sexual memories, first crushes, coming out to friends and families, and first adult relationships. The manuscript is drawn from in-depth interviews with 41 individuals from the "millennial" generation; each was interviewed multiple times across their teenage years into their early twenties. The author investigates how their senses of self and their public identities shifted across time, how their sexuality and sexual experiences did--and did not--affect their relationships with family, friends, and peers, how they dealt with new responsibilities, etc. He also uses the stories to shed light on the findings of recent research on gay youth, teenagers, and young adults.--
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
ISBN: 9780674971592
Branch Call Number: 306.76608 Sa945B 2016
Characteristics: x, 322 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 23, 2017

If you need citation material for a paper or article Becoming Who I Am would be a good resource. Other than that it's dry and academic.

Becoming Who I Am feels unnecessary in the time of YouTube testimonials and Reddit posts from young gay men. One can easily find out about the feelings and views of a much wider variety of young men than is represented in this book.


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