Progay/Antigay: The Rhetorical War Over Sexuality

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SAGE Publications, Feb 3, 2000 - Social Science - 264 pages

Issues such as lesbians and gay men serving openly in the military, same-sex marriage and the inclusion of sexual orientation in anti-discrimination and hate crime laws have evolved along with the rival progay and anitgay communities. As a result of public policy debates, the U. S. progay movement has moved toward an essentialist, non-sexual identity while traditionalists have shifted toward a secular public self-representation. This book analyzes the internal disagreements within the two movements.

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Contents

Chapter 1 Emergence of the Variant Sexuality Issue Culture
1
Chapter 2 Analysis of Communication in Contests Over Variant Sexuality
35
Chapter 3 Appeals in Progay and Traditionalist Discourses
57
Chapter 4 Antagonistic Construction of Identity and Conflict
93
Chapter 5 Debate Within Communities
127
A Case Study
155
Chapter 7 Criticism of the Variant Sexuality Issue Culture
181
References
203
Index
227
About the Authors
239
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