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Concluding Remarks

Chapter

Abstract

This book explores experiences of growing up through childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood of young lesbian and gay persons in urban India. Here, I have tried to understand the individual experiences and processes of growing up and development and maintenance of a lesbian or gay identity. While studying these processes, I have explored the role of family, peers, romantic relationships, educational institutions, and queer communities in the shaping of these identities. I have been informed by a life course and a critical psychosocial perspective in locating individual narratives of ‘growing up’ and ‘becoming’ gay/lesbian within the socio-political and historical context in which these lives and journeys have unfolded.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

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