Dead Boys Can't Dance

Dead Boys Can't Dance

Sexual Orientation, Masculinity, and Suicide

Book - 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."
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780773526549
0773526544
9780773526532
0773526536
Branch Call Number: 362.282086642 D693d
Characteristics: 127 p. : 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lajeunesse, Simon Louis 1962-
Alternative Title: Dead boys can not dance

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