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homophobia

JOSEPH BRISTOW


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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405168908.2010.x


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Pathological hatred of lesbians and gay men. G ay politics has taken homophobia as one of its main targets. The roots of this phobia probably lie in dominant cultural understandings of G ender , particularly masculinity. Same-sex desire can be threatening to those institutions of power, such as the family and the state, that assume that heterosexuality is a natural, as opposed to a cultural phenomenon. 1986 : “Homophobia and sexual difference.” . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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