Border Patrols: Policing the Boundaries of Heterosexuality


This accessible and authoritative book looks at the key debates in gay and lesbian studies and provides an introductory overview and critical reflection of each field.

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This accessible and authoritative book looks at the key debates in gay and lesbian studies and provides an introductory overview and critical reflection of each field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304334797
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 4/29/1998
  • Series: Sexual Politics Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.37 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Contested Borders, Contingent Lives: An Introduction 1
2 Love's Labours: Playing it Straight on the Oprah Winfrey Show 32
3 Technologies of Heterosexuality: Eugenic Reproductions Under Glass 66
4 Invasion of the Monstrous Others: Heterosexual Masculinities, the 'AIDS Carrier' and the Horror Genre 98
5 Impedimenta: Dramaturgy of the Divine Offspring 118
6 Masculinities and Schooling: Why are Young Men so Homophobic? 138
7 Educating Peter: The Making of a History Man 162
8 What's in a Ban? The Popular Media, Romeo and Juliet and Compulsory Heterosexuality 183
9 Grievous Recognitions 1: Poems of Love, Loss and Reparation 204
9 Grievous Recognitions 2: The Grieving Process and Sexual Boundaries 232
10 Eating the Other: Imaging the Fantasy of Incorporation 253
Index 275
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