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Jesus Ramirez-Valles

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780190276348

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.001.0001

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Marvin

Marvin

“I Learned Very Early That It’s Not Just about Being Gay”

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(p.89) 4 Marvin
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Queer Aging
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Jesus Ramirez-Valles

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190276348.003.0004

Marvin recounts his life and his aging as shaped by larger societal forces. He speaks of racial segregation during the 1950s and 1960s, AIDS, and the 2008 financial crisis as the defining events of his life. His main concern now, at the age 56, is the possibility of losing his home to foreclosure. Marvin is black, HIV negative, and in a very tenuous financial situation.: “I am under the sum of the Great Recession … A lot of my time is spent doing odd jobs --painting houses …I needed cash immediately because my savings have run out. I’m on unemployment

Keywords:   Black men, life course, older gay men, poverty, Recession, unemployment

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