Sex, Violence and Politics: The Research Problem

  • José Fernando Serrano-Amaya
Part of the Global Queer Politics book series (GQP)


This chapter introduces the reader to the politics of homophobia, and to the approach taken in the research for this book. It discusses the ways anti-homosexual violence and political homophobia are normally conceptualised and the problematic dominance of abstract, generalised concepts of violence. Doing research on violence in political conflicts, and reconstructing events that caused suffering, raise serious problems of ethics. Theoretical questions and ethical questions are connected; presenting them together in this chapter starts a discussion of the politics of knowledge and the political uses of knowledge.


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  • José Fernando Serrano-Amaya
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