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Donal

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LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP

LONG TERM UNEMPLOYMENT

UNREALISED AMBITIONS

CHANGING SOCIAL NETWORKS

EVOLVING GAY COMMUNITY

MEDIA AND ARTS

BORDERS AND IDENTITY

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THE BASICS

Sex:

Male

Location:

NI

Interview age:

23-28

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

White Caucasian

Throughout his involvement in the project Donal completed numerous New Deal and work training schemes which gave him a diverse range of qualifications and experience but no long term employment. His continuing unemployment left him feeling frustrated, sceptical of the value of such initiatives and the qualifications gained, lacking in confidence and concerned about his employability and 'career' prospects. Donal split from a long term relationship after five years - a separation that proved difficult for him emotionally, socially and materially. His social network was largely located within a growing local gay community in which he was actively involved. Coming out as gay affected his relationship with his parents. Over the years he consciously worked at rebuilding these relations particularly with his father. His family home, his rural roots remained an important resource for Donal - not materially, or socially, but at a more fundamental level - one that confirmed his connection with place and fed an aspect of his sense of self and identity...

 

 

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

1.

NA

NA

NA

2.

15.09.99

17

SMG

3.

21.05.00

18

SMG

4.

11.05.01

19

SMG

5.

21.01.03

21

SMG

6.

25.05.04

22

SMG

OTHER DATA

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