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Homophobic Speech, Equality Denial, and Religious Expression

Ian Leigh

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0020
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the legal regulation of religiously-motivated speech that is critical of same-sex behaviour. The ‘Culture Wars’ have now reached Europe and are being played out in claims, on ... More


Extreme Speech and Democracy

Ivan Hare and James Weinstein (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

A commitment to free speech is a fundamental precept of all liberal democracies. However, democracies differ significantly when addressing the permissibility of laws regulating certain kinds of ... More


Writing Lesbian Difference

Helena Michie

in Sororophobia: Differences Among Women in Literature and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073874
eISBN:
9780199855223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073874.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The chapter discusses sororophobia and sisterhood in relation to lesbian communities. The chapter opens with a discussion on Rita Mae Brown's Rubyfruit Jungle, which is credited as the first ... More


Figuring Sex between Men from Shakespeare to Rochester

Paul Hammond

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186922
eISBN:
9780191674617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186922.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book explores how sexual relationships between men were represented in English literature during the 17th century. The book is built around two principal themes: firstly the literary strategies ... More


Decreasing Homohysteria

Mark McCormack

in The Declining Significance of Homophobia: How Teenage Boys are Redefining Masculinity and Heterosexuality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199778249
eISBN:
9780199933051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778249.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter documents the significant decrease in homophobia that has occurred at all three schools studied in this research. It shows that there is near-total acceptance of homosexuality as a ... More


Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Kevin W. Saunders

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Throughout history obscenity has not really been about sex but about degradation. Sexual depictions have been suppressed when they were seen as lowering the status of humans, furthering our distance ... More


10 Conclusion

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book has explored racist speech as well as sexist and homophobic speech by tracing the history of the nature of obscenity back to ancient Greece and Rome. It has shown that pornography was ... More


Conclusion

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book has explored racist speech as well as sexist and homophobic speech by tracing the history of the nature of obscenity back to ancient Greece and Rome. It has shown that pornography was ... More


Coming out: from the closet to stepping stones

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter concentrates on Devon, a white working-class city dweller whose late childhood is marked by family violence and homophobic bullying. Devon's interviews took place over a period of four ... More


Defiant Spirituality

Traci C. West

in Solidarity and Defiant Spirituality: Africana Lessons on Religion, Racism, and Ending Gender Violence

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781479849031
eISBN:
9781479851737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479849031.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As interactions with South African activist leaders and social movement building strategies are examined, the chapter probes ideas about activist solidarity in opposing the targeting of lesbians for ... More


Cyclical Movements through Popular Culture

Claire Maree

in queerqueen: Linguistic Excess in Japanese Media

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190869618
eISBN:
9780190869649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190869618.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 7 elucidates the main arguments of the book: First, that practices of transcription and media technologies that facilitate the (re)tracing of recorded speech have been central to the process ... More


Outro

Nadine Hubbs

in Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520280656
eISBN:
9780520958340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520280656.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

My concluding “Outro” section considers treatments of LGBTQ themes in recent country songs and their relations to rural, as well as working-class, social codes. Current research on rural sociality ... More


Breaking Silence

M. Jacqui Alexander and Beverly Guy-Sheftall

in Building Womanist Coalitions: Writing and Teaching in the Spirit of Love

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042423
eISBN:
9780252051265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042423.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The coauthors of this chapter write about having obtained a grant from the Arcus Foundation to conceptualize a radical project to advance the equality of black GLBT students. They titled the project: ... More


America’s Cold War Empire: Exporting the Lavender Scare

David K. Johnson

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes how a fear of homosexuals characterized American Cold War security concerns, leading to the establishment of policies, procedures, and personnel throughout the U.S. government ... More


Gay Rights and Political Homophobia in Postcommunist Europe: Is there an “EU Effect”?

Conor O’Dwyer

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the European Union's impact on gay rights in the region, asking whether accession has fostered gay rights despite the hurdle of still widespread societal homophobia. To the ... More


Prejudice before Pride: Rise of an Anticipatory Countermovement

Meredith L. Weiss

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents evidence for the so-called homophobic anticipatory countermovement, with reference primarily to Southeast Asian cases—particularly Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the ... More


Navigating International Rights and Local Politics: Sexuality Governance in Postcolonial Settings

Sami Zeidan

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037726
eISBN:
9780252095009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037726.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter contends that performing one's gender or sexuality is a right worth protecting and defending against sexist and homophobic intolerance. First, it calls attention to the potential ... More


Thinking Straight: Gender, Race, and (Anti)homophobias

James Joseph Dean

in Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762752
eISBN:
9780814785812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762752.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the patterns of Black and White straight masculinities and femiminities. It defines the concept of heterosexual identities and theoretically situates the study within a ... More


Gay Marriage Goes Prime-Time: Journalistic Norms Frame the Debate

Leigh Moscowitz

in The Battle over Marriage: Gay Rights Activism through the Media

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038129
eISBN:
9780252095382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038129.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines the storytelling techniques that were used by journalists to produce the gay marriage issue for prime-time news audiences in 2003–2004, including labeling, framing, sourcing, ... More


Introduction

Kevin W. Saunders

in Degradation: What the History of Obscenity Tells Us about Hate Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741443
eISBN:
9780814708750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741443.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This book explores hate speech and what is wrong with it using the concepts of obscenity. It traces the history of how societies have accepted pornographic depictions or have rejected those ... More


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