Mark S. Bonham Centre for
Sexual Diversity Studies

Adam Isaiah Green

Adam Isaiah Green’s research is situated at the intersection of the sociology of sexuality and medical sociology, and aims to develop theory relevant to both areas.  Green’s primary CANFAR funded research focuses on structures of sexual stratification in contemporary, Western urban enclaves, including sexual fields organized by institutionalized currencies of erotic capital.  In a second SSHRC funded project, Green examines Canadian same-sex marriage, including a comparison of homosexual and heterosexual marriages and the role of gender in same-sex marriage.  His most recent work, funded by a Standard Operating Grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and a CIHR Early Investigator’s Award, examines the political and institutional processes by which HIV MSM prevention has been formulated, contested and evolved since the beginning of the epidemic.  By comparing AIDS Service Organizations and prevention activists in Toronto and Los Angeles, the project distills the politics of prevention epistemology as this has informed prevention theory and praxis.

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Selected Publications

Green, Adam Isaiah.  2011. “Playing the (Sexual) Field: The Interactional Basis of Sexual Stratification.” Social Psychology Quarterly 74:244-266

Green, Adam Isaiah.  2010. “Queer Unions: Lesbian and Gay Spouses Marrying Tradition and Innovation.” Canadian Journal of Sociology. 35:399-436.

Green, Adam Isaiah.  2010.  “Remembering Foucault: Queer Theory and Disciplinary Power.”  Sexualities. 13:316-337.

Green, Adam Isaiah. 2008. “Erotic Habitus: Toward a Sociology of Desire.” Theory and Society. 37:597-626.

Green, Adam Isiaah. 2008. “Health and Sexual Status in an Urban Gay Enclave: An Application of the Stress Process Model”, Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 49:436-451

Green, Adam Isaiah. 2008. “The Social Organization of Desire: The Sexual Fields Approach”,  Sociological Theory, 26:25-50.

Green, Adam Isaiah. 2007. “Queer Theory and Sociology: Locating the Subject and the Self in Sexuality Studies”, Sociological Theory, 25,1:26-45.

Green, Adam Isaiah. 2006. “‘Until Death Do Us Part?’: The Impact of Differential Access to Marriage On a Sample of Urban Men”, Sociological Perspectives. 49:163-189. *(Winner of the 2007 ASA Sexualities Section Best Paper Award)

Green, Adam Isaiah. 2002. “Gay But Not Queer: Toward a Post-Queer Study of Sexuality”, Theory and Society, 31:521-545. *(Winner of the 2002 ASA Shils-Coleman Best Student Paper in Theory)