Odd Couples : Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation, Paperback / softback Book

Odd Couples : Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation Paperback / softback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Gay & Lesbian studies
  • ISBN: 9780822351924

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