Dark Tribe: Subaltern Gay Male Sex


Project Summary:

This study looks at male-to-male sexual activity in the subaltern world of male sexual spaces. The importance of such spaces is examined regarding opportunities, safety, etiquette, status, safer sex practices, negotiation and navigation of sexual expression through sexual activity and time-limited communal engagement for sexual pleasure and affirmation, and how all of this contrast normative societal expectations.

Project Description:

Through hard copy and online content analysis and observations in the subaltern world of gay male sexual spaces such as bathhouses, circuit clubs, sex clubs and dark rooms, examined is a self-monitored subculture that creates its own tribal rituals at various odds with societal norms. By deviating from and resisting such norms, this tribe demonstrates how it maintains a core drive of their liberated sexuality outside of mainstreamed sexual governance.

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Self-Funded

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Principal Investigator

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Canada

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United States

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2018
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2022

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2018

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