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Dead Boys Can't Dance : Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide - Michel Dorais

Dead Boys Can't Dance

Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide

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Published: 15th July 2004
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A ground-breaking exploration of the double taboos of homosexuality and suicide and their effect on males from fourteen to twenty-five Analyses the adverse ways being stigmatized as homosexual affects personality and behaviour Shows that those who are heterosexual but suspected of being homosexual are most at risk of suicide Dead Boys Can't Dance is a ground-breaking exploration of the double taboos of homosexuality and suicide and their effect on males from fourteen to twenty-five. North American society has been reluctant to recognize that there is a link between the social stigmatization of homosexuality and the high level of suicide attempts by adolescent boys who are homosexual or are identified as homosexual by their peers. By examining first-person accounts from teenage boys and young men, Michel Dorais and Simon Louis Lajeunesse shed light on why some of them attempt to take their own lives.

Introductionp. 3
What this book is aboutp. 8
Social factors and suicidep. 15
The young men studiedp. 27
Two profiles, four scenariosp. 33
Life situationsp. 50
Isolation, shame, and stigmatizationp. 74
Resiliency factorsp. 83
Recommendations for suicide preventionp. 90
Challenging homophobiap. 106
Bibliographyp. 115
Indexp. 121
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ISBN: 9780773526549
ISBN-10: 0773526544
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 15th July 2004
Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.16