ODD COUPLES: FRIENDSHIPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION

By: MURACO, ANNA

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2012 PAPERBACK, 194 PAGES, UNMARKED INSIDE [MURACO, ANNA] {GENDER STUDIES} GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION


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Odd Couples examines friendships between gay men and straight women, and also between lesbians and straight men, and shows how these "intersectional" friendships serve as a barometer for shifting social norms, particularly regarding gender and sexual orientation. Based on author Anna Muraco's interviews, the work challenges two widespread assumptions: that men and women are fundamentally different and that men and women can only forge significant bonds within romantic relationships. Intersectional friendships challenge a variety of social norms, Muraco says, including the limited roles that men and women are expected to play in one another's lives. Each chapter uses these boundary-crossing relationships to highlight how key social constructs such as family, politics, gender, and sexuality shape everyday interactions. Friendship itself--whether intersectional or not--becomes the center of the analysis, taking its place as an important influence on the social behavior of adults.

Title: ODD COUPLES: FRIENDSHIPS AT THE INTERSECTION OF GENDER AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Author Name: MURACO, ANNA

Categories: Sociology, African American, Latino, Women's Studies, LGBT,

Publisher: DUKE UNIV PR:

ISBN Number: 0822351927

ISBN Number 13: 9780822351924

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD / VERY GOOD

Seller ID: 210721

Keywords: 2012 PAPERBACK, 194 PAGES, UNMARKED INSIDE,