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Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

Meredith L. Weiss and Michael J. Bosia


While homophobia is commonly characterized as individual and personal prejudice, this book instead explores homophobia as a transnational political phenomenon. The book theorizes homophobia as a distinct configuration of repressive state-sponsored policies and practices with their own causes, explanations, and effects on how sexualities are understood and experienced in a variety of national contexts. The chapters cover a broad range of geographic cases, including France, Ecuador, Iran, Lebanon, Poland, Singapore, and the United States. Combining empirical analysis with theoretical synthesis, ... More

Keywords: homophobia, prejudice, sexuality, France, Ecuador, Iran, Lebanon, Poland, Singapore, United States

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037726
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Meredith L. Weiss, editor
University at Albany, State University of New York

Michael J. Bosia, editor
Saint Michael's College

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