Title
Media, visibility and sexual identity among gay men with a migration backgroundMedia, visibility and sexual identity among gay men with a migration background
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Research group
Media, policy and culture
Publication type
article
Publication
London,
Subject
Sociology
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Sexualities. - London
Volume/pages
19(2016):4, p. 412-431
ISSN
1363-4607
ISI
000375721700002
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
While media are generally acknowledged to play an important role in processes of sexual identity formation among sexual minorities, little is known about migrant audiences. This article explores the roles of mass and online media for a group of men with a migration background living in Belgium. Based on in-depth interviews, their sexual self-identification is discussed, as is their use and assessment of media as a source of representations, information and connections. The participants in this project turn out to primarily identify as gay, and they predominantly rely on western representations and information in their quest for identity models.
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