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Gender and Sexual Orders Making the New Society

  • José Fernando Serrano-Amaya
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Abstract

This chapter brings together the main arguments of the book and highlights the need for new conceptualisations. Critique of conventional ways of thinking about anti-homosexual violence, conflicts and political transitions is connected with the need for knowledge for political struggles. This research supports an understanding of political homophobia as a gendered strategy, in particular in its connection with the hegemonic masculinity that produces and reproduces wars and conflicts. Yet, upon considering a more relational approach to gender, such a focus on masculinist struggles as a core issue in political homophobia needs to be reviewed. From the struggles for dignity, the discussion moves away from the need to produce evidence and explanations, to the question of how violence becomes a subjective experience, as well as reasons for collective articulation. The chapter argues for approaches that take into account the interactions between violence, sexuality and armed conflicts in their historicity, instead of viewing them as isolated objects of study and intervention.

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