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The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge (Writing Corporealit[i]es)

 
 
 
 
The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge (Writing Corporealit[i]es)
Author: Gail Mason
ISBN 13: 9780415189569
ISBN 10: 41518956
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001-11-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
List Price: $43.95
 
 

Mason (gender studies, U. of Sydney, Australia) attempts to forge links between the different bodies of literature on homophobic violence and gendered violence. Based her work on a series of interviews with lesbian women that focused upon their experiences and perceptions of verbal hostility, physical violence, and sexual violence, she highlights the interactive qualities and constitutive capacities of such violence. She argues that the experiences of these women reveal the importance of thinking about homophobia-related violence in the context of other specificities such as gender and race. Furthermore, such violence infiltrates not only the daily lives of lesbians and gay men, but also the knowledge systems through which we construct and recognize sexual identities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)