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Eric Anderson, Mark McCormack Changing Dynamics of Bisexual Men's Lives

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This important book provides unique new knowledge on thelived experience of openly bisexual men without medicalizing or pathologizingthem. Presenting research from sexology, sociology, and psychology, it featuresextensive findings on the sexual, social, romantic, and emotional behaviors ofthe 90 men interviewed in the U.S. and U.K. Issues and challenges are examinedin such areas as identity and self-concept, along with the burden of socialerasure and the paradox of stigma from both the gay and straight communities. However, the research reveals evidence of a recent cultural transition towardacceptance of bisexual identity and behavior, with younger bisexual menexperiencing better social lives and increased recognition of the legitimacy ofbisexuality. Among the topics covered:  Examining the components of sexuality. Measuring and surveying bisexuality. Bisexual burden Demonstrating a generational cohort effect Expansion of gendered boundaries. Erosion of the one-time rule of homosexuality. Coming out in the 21st century.Bringing clarity and focus beyond the gender binary-andcompelling insights into why society and science have trouble shedding thatparadigm-The Changing Dynamics ofBisexual Men's Lives will interest sexuality scholars, sexologists, andsocial scientists studying the social aspects of sexuality. 

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