The formation of fear in gay space:The ‘straights’ story

Moran, Leslie J. and Skeggs, Beverley and Tyrer, Paul and Corteen, Karen (2003) The formation of fear in gay space:The ‘straights’ story. Capital & Class, 27 (2). pp. 173-198. ISSN 0309-8168

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Abstract

It is well-known that lesbians and gay men have long been produced and examined as objects of fear. However, this article analyses lesbians and gay men as subjects of fear. This paper offers an exploration of the formation and uses of fear in the context of lesbian and gay experiences of danger and safety associated with violence. In so doing it explores the politics and geography of fear that inform lesbian and gay perceptions of danger and safety. The evidence provided is based upon an analysis of an established and a non-established arena of lesbian and gay performance and visibility/invisibility.

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Journal Article
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Capital & Class
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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144818
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Deposited On:
18 Jun 2020 15:10
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Yes
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Published
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22 Nov 2020 07:13