Friends of Dusk and Dawn

  • Timothy Eugene Murphy


The chapter deals with bohemians’ intimate friendships that take place beyond the bounds of nocturnal bohemia and entail an unusual amount of attention to same-sex romances and sexual relationships. The chapter analyzes the kinds of practices and discourses that thrive in these kinds of friendships and considers how they structure and are structured by the bohemian community as well as mainstream society. By reserving talk about same-sex sexuality to intimate moments among close friends, bohemians are able to realize a specific politics of queerness that allows them the opportunity to construct lives for themselves that are not over determined by a fixed sexual identity. The chapter underscores how these fringe moments of intimacy ultimately work to sustain the bohemian community’s queer form of cosmopolitan belonging.


Belonging Intimacy Same-sex desire Gender/Sexual identity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Eugene Murphy
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  1. 1.Worcester State UniversityWorcesterUSA

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