publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Beyond Bright City Lights : The Migration Patterns of Gay Men and Lesbians

Wimark, Thomas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Stockholms universitet, Kulturgeografiska institutionen
  • Country: Sweden
One of the most persistent popular notions of gay men and lesbians is that they either live in or move to larger cities. In this thesis, the geography and migration paths of gay men and lesbians are studied using the life course perspective to challenge this idea. It is argued that gay men and lesbians are affected by the time and place into which they are born. Like heterosexuals, they are subject to the normative conceptions of life paths that are present at a specific historical period and place. Adopting a mixed-methods approach, four studies related to this aim are conducted. The first study shows that the tendency for gay men and lesbians to be concentrate...
free text keywords: gay and lesbian, migration, rural/urban, tolerance, life course, Sweden, Turkey
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