Modernity and sexuality, Bech argues, are both intertwined and changing. He concludes by proposing that, having been created by modernity, 'the homosexual' is now disappearing in conjunction with the changes transforming modernity itself.
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"On the face of it, this book is a most thorough and profound insight into the homosexual experience; but it is also a most synthetic, multifaceted analysis of contemporary living, of which that experience is a sample, an epitome and condensed expression. An exemplary exercise in reaching the totality through a case study." Zygmunt Bauman, University of Leeds
"Henning Bech is one of the most original and stimulating contemporary writers on sexuality. When Men Meet is an extraordinarily ambitious work about the conditions and possibilities of life in modern society, and Bech produces a dazzling melange of insights and observations. A significant contribution to debates within gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, queer theory, and cultural studies, as well as wider debates about modernity and postmodernity, it could become a landmark book." Jeffrey Weeks, South Bank University, London
2. Homosexuals Out of Date.
3. Absent Homosexuality.
4. The Homosexual Form of Existence.
5. Homosexuality and Society.
6. The Disappearance of the Modern Homosexual.