publication . Article . 2017

"True Confessions: Why I left a traditional liberal arts college for the sins of the Big City"

Jones, Kip;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Feb 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Purpose\ud \ud By means of several auto-ethnographic stories (including a scene from a working script for a proposed film), the author interrogates numerous ideas and misconceptions about gay youth, both past and present. A “bargain of silence” sometimes following gay sexual encounters in youth is described. The paper aims to discuss these issues.\ud Design/methodology/approach\ud \ud The author recounts a sexual experience with a male college student in his past. This dissonance catapulted the author to move from his small liberal arts college to the city and begin his education again at an art college.\ud Findings\ud \ud The author then describes his personal ...
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