9780789033536

On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Men

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789033536

  • ISBN10:

    0789033534

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-06-06
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

On the Meaning of Friendship Between Gay Mentakes readers beyond a traditional exploration of gay sexuality and romantic relationships, into the realm of recognizing the importance of friendship to gay men. This book provides deep insights into various aspects of friendship between gay men, including mentorship, spirituality, survival, and partnership. Leading gay authors offer a wide range of perspectives on the special character of these friendships in this intimate and very accessible book.

Table of Contents

About the Editor
Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Toward a Definition of Gay Male Friendship
Why +Friendship+ Works+and Doesnrsquo;t
On Friendship and Mentorship
715 Willey Street
Time and Tide
The Grounds On Which We Met: Friendship and the Possible
On Friendship and The Group
Larry, Me, and The Family
Circuitries of Friendship: Camaraderie and Collectivity on the Gay Dance Floor
On Friendship and Sexuality
A Towel and a TV
More Was Better: Sex with Friends
The Crossing
The Country Club
On Friendship and Spirituality
Soul Friend
On Friendship and Being Alone
A String Theory of Friendship
Not Quite There
The Absence: Living Everyday Life Without Gay Male Friends
On Friendship and Survival
Friends: When Are They Necessary?
Notes from the Apocalypse: A Week with Katrina
On Friendship and Partnership
Subject: Friendship
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