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The Social Psychology of Gay Men

Authors: Jaspal, Rusi

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  • Forces us to re-think existing theory and research on gay social psychology
  • Provides new pathways for enhancing wellbeing, intergroup relations and equality
  • Examines cutting-edge topics such as sexual behavior, identity, relationships, prejudice, and health
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This book focuses on the social psychological aspects of gay men’s lives and provides a cutting-edge examination of topics including sexual orientation, sexual behavior, identity, relationships, prejudice, and health. The Social Psychology of Gay Men forces us to re-think existing theory and research, much of which has taken heterosexuality for granted. With identity process theory at its heart, this book advocates a social psychology of gay men which incorporates three levels of analysis – the psychological, interpersonal and societal. The book promises not only a deeper understanding of gay men’s lives but also pathways for enhancing wellbeing, intergroup relations and equality in this key population. This illuminating and thought-provoking text is an invaluable resource not only for psychologists, but for students, scholars and practitioners working in the area of gay men’s life. 

About the authors

Rusi Jaspal is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Psychology and Sexual Health at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, and Adjunct Professor at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. Rusi Jaspal is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

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“Rusi Jaspal’s The Social Psychology of Gay Men is well written and accessible, and adds an important component to the scholarly literature on gay men’s lives. It presents a rich social psychological framework concerning many aspects of gay men’s lives. This volume will be useful to researchers and students alike, and the framework Jaspal presents will be of particular value to those researchers framing and attempting to answer empirical questions about gay men’s lives.” (John P. Elia, Associate Dean & Professor of Health Education, San Francisco State University, USA, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Homosexuality)

“In this expansive book, Rusi Jaspal has given us an in-depth and insightful account of various significant aspects of gay men’s life: identity development, relationship construction, sexual behaviour, management of prejudice and stigma, as well as mental and sexual health challenges. Drawing creatively from identity process theory and social representations theory, Jaspal’s meticulous analysis of the social and psychological challenges gay men face – and the impacts on their mental and sexual health – serves as an urgent and persuasive call for continued progressive action, despite the advancement of gay rights in recent decades. This illuminating and thought-provoking text is an invaluable resource for not only psychologists, but also students, scholars and practitioners working in the area of gay men’s life.” (Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip, Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham, UK)

“A wonderful, wide-ranging and much-needed introduction to the field of social psychology of gay men. Written in an accessible but scholarly manner it is comprehensive in focus and critical in orientation. This is a groundbreaking text, and a welcome addition. It certainly provides an excellent resource for students and academics alike.” (Professor Constantinos Phellas, Vice Rector for Faculty and Research, University of Nicosia, Cyprus)

“Anyone interested in the dynamics that mould the identities of gay men should read this book.  Never afraid of the wicked questions, Jaspal presents an analysis that critically synthesises the current dominant theories in social psychology to produce his unique narrative of the experiences of gay men.” (Dame Glynis Breakwell, Emeritus Professor, University of Bath, UK)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social Psychology of Gay Men
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27057-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27057-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27056-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 186
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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