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 – when put next to many different nations within the heart East – the extra conservative parts inside of Turkish politics and society have made earnings over the last many years. for that reason, like many others within the sector, Turkish society has a number of criteria while 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 more often than not marginalised, ostracised and rendered ‘immoral’ in either daily practices and social associations. He bargains during this publication an research of the idea that of masculinity as primary to redefining obstacles of sophistication, gender and sexuality, really the dynamics among self-identified homosexual males and straight-acting male prostitutes, or ‘rent boys’. due to the in-depth interviews with either self-identified homosexual males and hire boys, Özbay explores the altering discourses and that means of sophistication, gender and queer sexualities, and the way those 3 are embedded inside city and familial narratives.

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