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Psychology

2000

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Full-Text Articles in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

Partner Abuse In Gay Male Relationships: Challenging 'We Are Family', Jeffrey Aguinaldo Jan 2000

Partner Abuse In Gay Male Relationships: Challenging 'We Are Family', Jeffrey Aguinaldo

Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)

The purposes of this study are twofold: a) to explore the material experience of partner abuse among gay male relationships and b) to explore the discursive conditions from which gay men must draw to negotiate the experience of relationship violence. I incorporated Standpoint epistemology and Queer theory to inform the theoretical basis of this thesis. To achieve the research objectives, I conducted a total of seven interviews with gay men. The ļ¬ndings from the interview data are presented in two phases. First, I presented three stories of gay men who had experienced violence and abuse at the hands of their ...