Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers by Steven Zeeland
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Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers
By Steven Zeeland

Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers

Dialogues with Gay Young Men in the U.S. Military

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Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers by Steven Zeeland

Book Description

Among all the literature published on gays in the military, Steven Zeeland's first book remains one of a kind. Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers is a raw, unsanitized personal record of conversations the author had with young soldiers and airmen stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Zeeland's intimate involvement with these men enabled him to document in honest, visceral terms the day-to-day reality of gay military men's lives and how they work, play, and, in many instances, how the military actually helped them come out. Ironically, despite the military's antigay policies, these men found that military service placed them in environments where they had to come to terms with their erotic feelings for other men, and sent them overseas to places where they found greater freedom to explore their sexuality than they could have back home. While a few of Zeeland's buddies were targeted for discharge, most portray an atmosphere of sexually tense tolerance and reveal a surprising degree of openness with straight co-workers and roommates. The 16 fascinating interviews in Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers challenge popular assumptions and stereotypes about gay men in the military and provide significant information on: * gay military sexual networks * male sexual fluidity in barracks life * strategies for survival as a gay or bisexual male in the U.S. military * German-American relations * attitudes toward the gay ban The casual, conversational structure of Barrack Buddies and Soldier Lovers makes it a richly entertaining read. No other book provides such a warm and intimate portrait of the lives of young gay soldiers and airmen. Visit Steven Zeeland at his home page: http://www.stevenzeeland.com

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560230328
ISBN-10: 1560230320
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 306
Imprint: Harrington Park Press Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 22-Apr-1993
Country of Publication: United States

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Despite massive media attention to the issue, there remains a gross disparity between the public perception of gays in the military and the sexual realities of military life. This title features conversations that reveal how known gay and straight men can and do get along in the sexually tense confines of barracks and shipboard life.

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