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Title: Mapping the terrain of homosexually-themed language
Authors: McCormack, M
Keywords: Homosexuality
Language
Discourse
Gay
Fag
Model
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: Journal of Homosexuality, 58(5): 664 - 679, Apr 2011
Abstract: In this article, I present a new model for understanding homosexually-themed language. By detailing how old conceptualizations of homophobic language no longer maintain heuristic utility in explaining the social dynamics of many sport and educational settings, I situate other conceptualizations of homosexually-themed language depending on the cultural context. I argue that whether language is considered homophobic, or whether it is better conceptualized as fag discourse, gay discourse or pro-gay language, is primarily dependent on the homohysteria of a setting. This model should enable scholars and educators to understand the operation of homosexually-themed language in society and properly evaluate the homophobia of a setting.
Description: This published version of this article has been made available through Open Access by the Brunel University Open Access Publishing Fund and can be accessed at the link below - Copyright @ 2011 Taylor & Francis
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00918369.2011.563665
http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/5628
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2011.563665
ISSN: 0091-8369
Appears in Collections:School of Sport and Education Research Papers
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