Progay/Antigay: The Rhetorical War Over Sexuality
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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They each investigate the patterns of contention arising from mutual influence
that have been significant for public policy discussion of variant sexuality. Our
perspective differs from theirs, however, in that we investigate progay/antigay
He concludes that the “strategies employed by one side to persuade an audience
influence the other's selection of strategies and appeals far beyond an invitation
to engage in a game of rhetorical one-upmanship” (p. 427). Rhetorical critic ...
Chapter 4 traces the interaction between advocates which produces reciprocal
influence important to public action concerning variant sexuality. Both progay and
antigay interpretive packages are ambiguous in the sense that they contain not a
We leave to others the equally important subject of the influence of popular
culture on political outcomes. Our concentration on the process of antagonistic
enjoinment further limits systematic discussion of the many factors which
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Chapter 2 Analysis of Communication in Contests Over Variant Sexuality
Chapter 3 Appeals in Progay and Traditionalist Discourses
Chapter 4 Antagonistic Construction of Identity and Conflict
Chapter 5 Debate Within Communities
A Case Study
Chapter 7 Criticism of the Variant Sexuality Issue Culture
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