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    Coming Out, Fitting in: The Personal Narratives of Some Irish Gay Men

    Ryan, Paul (2003) Coming Out, Fitting in: The Personal Narratives of Some Irish Gay Men. Irish Journal of Sociology, 12 (2). pp. 68-85. ISSN 0791-6035

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    Through the personal narratives offour gay men coming of age during the 1970s, this paper questions the relevance ofthe modernist 'coming-out' story in Ireland. This story, so prevalent in British and North American studies documenting the history of the gay and lesbian movement there has remained largely untold in Ireland. Thispaper revealsa uniquely Irish 'coming-out' experience shaped by the schools.families and communities in which the men lived and whose stories cannot be adequately explained within a modernisation perspective so frequently used to explain social change ill Ireland.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Coming Out; Fitting in; Personal Narratives; Irish Gay Men;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 12886
    Depositing User: Paul Ryan
    Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 11:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Sociology
    Publisher: A & A Farmar
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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