Identity processes, threat and interpersonal relations: accounts from British Muslim gay men

Date

2012

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0091-8369

Volume Title

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

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.

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Keywords

gay identity, homosexuality, identity threat, interpersonal relations, identity process theory, Muslims, social psychology, qualitative

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.

Rights

Research Institute

Media Discourse Centre (MDC)
Mary Seacole Research Centre