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Out of the Shadows

Audiobook
It goes without saying that even today, it's not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when HIV is still deeply affecting gay communities, especially among the most marginalized. Through moving stories-of friends and patients, and his own-Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of "the homosexual," to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging.

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Publisher: HighBridge Edition: Unabridged
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OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781684571598
  • File size: 359412 KB
  • Release date: June 4, 2019
  • Duration: 12:28:46

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781684571598
  • File size: 359431 KB
  • Release date: June 4, 2019
  • Duration: 12:35:41
  • Number of parts: 14

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English

It goes without saying that even today, it's not easy to be gay in America. While young gay men often come out more readily, even those from the most progressive of backgrounds still struggle with the legacy of early-life stigma and a deficit of self-acceptance, which can fuel doubt, regret, and, at worst, self-loathing. And this is to say nothing of the ongoing trauma wrought by AIDS, which is all too often relegated to history. Drawing on his work as a clinical psychologist during and in the aftermath of the epidemic, Walt Odets reflects on what it means to survive and figure out a way to live in a new, uncompromising future, both for the men who endured the upheaval of those years and for the younger men who have come of age since then, at a time when HIV is still deeply affecting gay communities, especially among the most marginalized. Through moving stories-of friends and patients, and his own-Odets considers how experiences early in life launch men on trajectories aimed at futures that are not authentically theirs. He writes to help reconstruct how we think about gay life by considering everything from the misleading idea of "the homosexual," to the diversity and richness of gay relationships, to the historical role of stigma and shame and the significance of youth and of aging.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HighBridge
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    Awards:

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781684571598
    File size: 359412 KB
    Release date: June 4, 2019
    Duration: 12:28:46

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781684571598
    File size: 359431 KB
    Release date: June 4, 2019
    Duration: 12:35:41
    Number of parts: 14

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English