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Older single gay men: questioning the master narrative of coupledom

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This thesis fills an important research gap in the sociology of ageing and life course, and the sociology of sexualities and intimacies by exploring the understudied experience of singlehood among older gay men. It is a qualitative study based on semi-structured in-depth life story interviews conducted with 25 self-identified gay men over the age of 50 who live in England and have been single for most of their lives.

The primary objective of the study is to investigate how older sin...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Sociology
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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ora:6952

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