This book examines the working lives, retirement plans, and old age experiences of three generations of gay men born 1924–86. It draws on data collected from interviews with 82 men in Australia, England, New Zealand, and USA. The first half of the book concentrates on the men’s working lives, while the second half of the book explores the interviewees’ concerns about old age and retirement. The author analyses the men’s contrasting stories, highlighting key generational differences in their experience of being ‘out’ in the workplace and the dominant work narratives which emerge in each age group. This important work will have cross-disciplinary appeal to scholars of sociology, gerontology, health sciences, gender, queer, and gay and lesbian studies, as well as practitioners.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Content and scope.- Chapter 2: Working lives of men aged 60 and older; Chapter 3: Working lives of men aged 45–60.- Chapter 4 Working lives of men aged 45 and younger.- Chapter 5: Old age fears or concerns.- Chapter 6: Old age plans.- Chapter 7: Conclusion.-