Mexican male homosexual interaction in public contexts.

Abstract

In western societies, homosexuals must solve problems of how to recognize one another, meet and socialize while avoiding hostility and punishment. In the United States a preferred approach is to establish exclusive homosexual locales; but in Mexico, interaction problems are solved primarily in heterogeneous situations. The article shows how this is accomplished. The material is analyzed using game theory, a perspective which assumes that homosexual interaction exhibits qualities generally associated with games and can be analyzed utilizing concepts such as players, teams, rules, points, winning, and losing. The article also illustrates ways in which cultural determinants shape homosexual social organization in different western societies.

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@article{Taylor1985MexicanMH, title={Mexican male homosexual interaction in public contexts.}, author={Charlene L Taylor}, journal={Journal of homosexuality}, year={1985}, volume={11 3-4}, pages={117-36} }