1st Edition

Narrating the Closet An Autoethnography of Same-Sex Attraction

By Tony E Adams Copyright 2011
    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    215 Pages
    by Routledge

    Motivated by the death of his partner, Adams seeks to redefine the closet as a relational construct between all people and all sexualities. The closet is explored at each stage—entering it, inhabiting it, and coming out of it—and strategies are offered for reframing difficult closet experiences. Adams makes use of interviews, personal narratives, and autoethnography to analyze lived, relational experiences of sexuality. This is a must have for scholars and students of gender studies, qualitative research, and for any reader who has felt the closet’s reach.

    Chapter One Coming Out Matters; Chapter Two Learning the Closet: The Time of “Coming In”; Chapter Three Living (in) the Closet: The Time of “Being Closeted”; Chapter Four Leaving the Closet: The Time of Coming Out; Chapter Five Paradoxes of the Closet; Chapter Six Making Change, Writing Hope; Chapter 7 Epilogue;


    Tony E. Adams