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Title The story of sexual identity : narrative perspectives on the gay and lesbian life course / edited by Phillip L. Hammack and Bertram J. Cohler.
Imprint New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Subject Gender identity -- History.
Gay and lesbian studies.
Homosexuality -- History.
Lesbianism -- History.
Sex role.
Sex differences.
Alt Name Hammack, Phillip L.
Cohler, Bertram J.
Description 1 online resource (496 pages) : illustrations
Summary In examining the shifting narratives of sexual identity in the 20th and 21st centuries and their impact on the process of human social development, this edited volume fuses historical cultural, and psychological perspectives on human sexuality to articulate a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to the study of sexual lives.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contributors; PART I: TIME, PLACE, STORY: INTRODUCTORY PERSPECTIVES ON NARRATIVE AND THE LIFE COURSE; 1. Narrative Engagement and Stories of Sexual Identity: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Study of Sexual Lives; 2. History, Narrative, and Sexual Identity: Gay Liberation and Postwar Movements for Sexual Freedom in the United States; PART II: CULTURE, IDENTITY, NARRATIVE: CONTEXT AND MULTIPLICITY IN SEXUAL LIVES; 3. Stories from the Second World: Narratives of Sexual Identity in the Czech Republic Across Three Generations of Men Who Have Sex with Men
4. Unity and Purpose at the Intersections of Racial/Ethnic and Sexual Identities5. Bisexuality in a House of Mirrors: Multiple Reflections, Multiple Identities; 6. Narrative Identity Construction of Black Youth for Social Change; PART III: IDENTITIES IN PROCESS: STORIES OF RISK AND RELATIONSHIPS; 7. Between Kansas and Oz: Drugs, Sex, and the Search for Gay Identity in the Fast Lane; 8. (My) Stories of Lesbian Friendship; 9. Emergence of a Poz Sexual Culture: Accounting for "Barebacking" Among Gay Men
10. Connectedness, Communication, and Reciprocity in Lesbian Relationships: Implications for Women's Construction and Experience of PMS11. Postcards from the Edge: Narratives of Sex and Relationship Breakdown Among Gay Men; PART IV: MAKING GAY AND LESBIAN IDENTITIES: DEVELOPMENT, GENERATIVITY, AND THE LIFE COURSE; 12. In the Beginning: American Boyhood and the Life Stories of Gay Men; 13. The Role of the Internet in the Sexual Identity Development of Gay and Bisexual Male Adolescents; 14. Focus on the Family: The Psychosocial Context of Gay Men Choosing Fatherhood
15. Midlife Lesbian Lifeworlds: Narrative Theory and Sexual Identity16. The Good (Gay) Life: The Search for Signs of Maturity in the Narratives of Gay Adults; 17. Generativity and Time in Gay Men's Life Stories; 18. From Same-Sex Desire to Homosexual Identity: History, Biography, and the Production of the Sexual Self in Lesbian and Gay Elders' Narratives; PART V: CONCLUDING PERSPECTIVES; 19. Lives, Times, and Narrative Engagement: Multiplicity and Meaning in Sexual Lives; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W
ISBN 0199716773 (electronic bk.)
9780199716777 (electronic bk.)
0195326784 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN 9786611987008
OCLC # 780590713
Additional Format Print version 9780195326789.

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