Boyz2Men

Male Migrants’ Attitudes to Homosexuality and What Age Has To Do with It

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  • 1 Dept. of Sociology and Work Science and Centre for European Research, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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Abstract

The main goal of this article is to show how age distinguishes attitudes to non-heterosexuality among migrant men and boys living in Germany and Sweden. It will especially focus on discussing various perceptions and narratives regarding sexual diversity, the visibility of which is higher in the host countries, identified during three qualitative research projects with adult and young migrant men in Germany and Sweden. In the context of this particular Special Issue, the focus is put on verification of the validity of Connell's statement that homophobia is a crucial factor shaping men's and boys’ (hegemonic) masculinity negotiations, and hence, on investigation into the extent homophobia is still a significant part of men's narratives that shape the process of (self-) masculinity negotiations.

Contributor Notes

Katarzyna Wojnicka, PhD, sociologist, Research Fellow at the Department of Sociology and Work Science and Centre for European Research at the University of Gothenburg. She is currently involved in several research projects concerning men and masculinities, migration and social movements in Europe. Before re-joining the University of Gothenburg, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Leeds, UK; Centre for European Research at Gothenburg University, Sweden; and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as well as Researcher at Dissens: Institute for Education and Research and DeZIM e.V. - German Centre for Integration and Migration Research in Berlin, Germany. She has published in outlets such as Men and Masculinities, Social Movements Studies, International Journal for Qualitative Methods, Evaluation and Planning Studies, and others.

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