Identity processes, threat and interpersonal relations: accounts from British Muslim gay men
This study explores identity processes, identity threat, and inter- personal relations with other gay men in a qualitative inter- view study with a sample of young British Muslim gay men of Pakistani background. Transcripts were subjected to qualitative thematic analysis. Data were analyzed through the interpretive lens of Identity Process Theory. Three superordinate themes are reported: (a) self-continuity and the transition from straight to gay space; (b) interpersonal relations with other gay men and self- and other categorization; and (c) interpersonal contact or identification with White gay men as an identity enhancer. Theoretical and practical implications of the results are discussed.
Citation : Jaspal, R. and Cinnirella, M. (2012) Identity processes, threat and interpersonal relations: accounts from British Muslim gay men. Journal of Homosexuality, 59 (2), pp.215-240.
ISSN : 0091-8369
Research Institute : Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Peer Reviewed : Yes