Queering Sexualities in Turkey: Gay Men, Male Prostitutes by Cenk Özbay

By Cenk Özbay

regardless of its a few of its extra liberal and democratic features – compared to many different international locations within the center East – the extra conservative parts inside of Turkish politics and society have made earnings over the last many years. accordingly, like many others within the quarter, Turkish society has a number of criteria whilst naming, comparing and reacting to males who've intercourse with males. Cenk Özbay argues that total, self-identified homosexual males (as good as males who perform clandestine same-sex acts) are as a rule marginalised, ostracised and rendered ‘immoral’ in either daily practices and social associations. He deals during this publication an research of the concept that of masculinity as primary to redefining obstacles of sophistication, gender and sexuality, really taking a look at the dynamics among self-identified homosexual males and straight-acting male prostitutes, or ‘rent boys’. as a result of the in-depth interviews with either self-identified homosexual males and lease boys, Özbay explores the altering discourses and which means of sophistication, gender and queer sexualities, and the way those 3 are embedded inside city and familial narratives.

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