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Global HomophobiaStates, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression$
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Meredith L. Weiss and Michael J. Bosia

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780252037726

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.001.0001

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Political Homophobia in Comparative Perspective

Political Homophobia in Comparative Perspective

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(p.1) 1 Political Homophobia in Comparative Perspective
Source:
Global Homophobia
Author(s):

Michael J. Bosia

Meredith L. Weiss

Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses political homophobia as a state strategy, social movement, and transnational phenomenon, powerful enough to structure the experiences of sexual minorities and expressions of sexuality. It considers political homophobia as purposeful, especially as practiced by state actors; as embedded in the scapegoating of an “other” that drives processes of state building and retrenchment; as the product of transnational influence peddling and alliances; and as integrated into questions of collective identity and the complicated legacies of colonialism. In this analysis, unexpected forms of political homophobia must be examined as typical tools for building an authoritative notion of national collective identity, for mobilizing around a variety of contentious issues and empowered actors, and as a metric of transnational institutional and ideological flows.

Keywords:   political homophobia, sexuality, sexual minorities, collective identity, state building, colonialism, transnationalism

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