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The Resource Not gay : sex between straight white men, Jane Ward

Not gay : sex between straight white men, Jane Ward

Label
Not gay : sex between straight white men
Title
Not gay
Title remainder
sex between straight white men
Statement of responsibility
Jane Ward
Title variation
Sex between straight white men
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A straight white girl can kiss a girl, like it, and still call herself straight--her boyfriend may even encourage her. But can straight white guys experience the same easy sexual fluidity, or would kissing a guy just mean that they are really gay? Not Gay thrusts deep into a world where straight guy-on-guy action is not a myth but a reality: there's fraternity and military hazing rituals, where new recruits are made to grab each other's penises and stick fingers up their fellow members' anuses; online personal ads, where straight men seek other straight men to masturbate with; and, last but not least, the long and clandestine history of straight men frequenting public restrooms for sexual encounters with other men. For Jane Ward, these sexual practices reveal a unique social space where straight white men can--and do--have sex with other straight white men; in fact, she argues, to do so reaffirms rather than challenges their gender and racial identity. Ward illustrates that sex between straight white men allows them to leverage whiteness and masculinity to authenticate their heterosexuality in the context of sex with men. By understanding their same-sex sexual practice as meaningless, accidental, or even necessary, straight white men can perform homosexual contact in heterosexual ways. These sex acts are not slippages into a queer way of being or expressions of a desired but unarticulated gay identity. Instead, Ward argues, they reveal the fluidity and complexity that characterizes all human sexual desire. In the end, Ward's analysis offers a new way to think about heterosexuality--not as the opposite or absence of homosexuality, but as its own unique mode of engaging in homosexual sex, a mode characterized by pretense, dis-identification and racial and heterosexual privilege. Daring, insightful, and brimming with wit, Not Gay is a fascinating new take on the complexities of heterosexuality in the modern era"--Publisher description
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DLC
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Ward, Elizabeth Jane
Dewey number
306.70811
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Men
  • Gay men
  • Heterosexual men
  • Homosexuality
  • Gay men
  • Heterosexual men
  • Homosexuality
  • Men
  • Mann
  • Homosexualität
  • Heterosexualität
Label
Not gay : sex between straight white men, Jane Ward
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nowhere without it : the homosexual ingredient in the making of straight white men -- Bars, bikers, and bathrooms : a century of not-gay sex -- Here's how you know you're not gay : the popular science of heterosexual fluidity -- Average dudes, casual encounters : white homosociality and heterosexual authenticity -- Haze him! : White masculinity, anal resilience, and the erotic spectacle of repulsion -- Against gay love : this one goes out to the queers
Control code
ocn893452405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781479860685
Lccn
2015004665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Not gay : sex between straight white men, Jane Ward
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nowhere without it : the homosexual ingredient in the making of straight white men -- Bars, bikers, and bathrooms : a century of not-gay sex -- Here's how you know you're not gay : the popular science of heterosexual fluidity -- Average dudes, casual encounters : white homosociality and heterosexual authenticity -- Haze him! : White masculinity, anal resilience, and the erotic spectacle of repulsion -- Against gay love : this one goes out to the queers
Control code
ocn893452405
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 239 pages
Isbn
9781479860685
Lccn
2015004665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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