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Crafting “Youthful” Desire, “Doing” Masculinity Narratives of Middle-Aged to Older Men in Grindr Grid and Offline Spaces in Mumbai, Asia

Abstract

This study makes use of queer gerontology as a framework to increase concerns and rethink theoretical t ls by weaving personal biographies and intimate records of queer men in Mumbai, India. In specific, drawing on narratives and self-presentation l ks of 30 middle-aged to older males in the online dating app, Grindr, along with face-to-face interviews, this research harnesses the somatic turn in gerontology to exhibit how the (neoliberal) triad of self-care, stylistic consumption plus an invocation of “metrosexual” masculinity become critical signifiers of this never-aging cultural enterprise associated with the Third Age (Laslett 1989). In the process it shows the way the putative marginality of the homosexual aged human anatomy both destabilizes and strengthens the rationality of normative heterosexuality through its enduring emphasis on (sexual) functionality and moral responsibility. 继续阅读