Sex on the Road

Peter Boag

in Same-Sex Affairs

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780520236042
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930698 | DOI:
Sex on the Road

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This chapter explores various types of same-sex affairs that the region's transient workforce participated in, concentrating on the adult-juvenile relationship that seemed to dominate this group's homosexual system. It then examines the distinctive culture that migrant laborers forged, concentrating on the same-sex sexual system they developed and that so dominated the rural work camps and byways. A brief consideration of the physical geography of the transients' same-sex sexual desires and activities in the rural Northwest is presented. Historical evidence and past studies of sexual practices demonstrate that the jocker-punk relationship was not necessarily one-sided. The transient youth and the migratory adult male influenced male same-sex sexuality in the city.

Keywords: male same-sex affairs; rural Northwest; adult-juvenile relationship; migratory adult male; sexual desires; youth; sexual activities

Chapter.  12632 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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