Being a gay man in Turkey: internalised sexual prejudice as a function of prevalent hegemonic masculinity perceptions

Eslen-Ziya, Hande and Koc, Yasin (2016) Being a gay man in Turkey: internalised sexual prejudice as a function of prevalent hegemonic masculinity perceptions. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 18 (7). pp. 799-811. ISSN 1369-1058

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Abstract

This paper examines expressions and experiences of internalised sexual stigma with respect to definitions of masculinity and identity conflicts through the thematic analysis of life-history narratives of 14 self-identified gay men living in Turkey. The analysis reveals that internalised sexual prejudice emerges when the widely accepted hegemonic masculinity ideology is ‘violated’ by being gay. Participants’ narratives indicate that their construction of masculinity is a vigorous process established via encounters with hegemonic masculinity. Findings are discussed in the context of the relevant literature and in relation to Turkish culture’s traditional understanding of gender and gender roles.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Internalised sexual prejudice, gay masculinities, hegemonic masculinity, gay men, Turkey
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Yasin Koc
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 08:13
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 04:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/58918

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