The Formation of Fear in Gay Pace: the 'Straight' Story

Skeggs, Bev; Moran, Leslie J.; Corteen, Karen and Tyrer, Paul. 2003. The Formation of Fear in Gay Pace: the 'Straight' Story. Capital and Class, 27(2), pp. 173-198. ISSN 0309-8168 [Article]

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It is well-known that lesbians and gay men have long been produced and examined as objects of fear. However, this article analyses lesbians and gay men as subjects of fear. This paper offers an exploration of the formation and uses of fear in the context of lesbian and gay experiences of danger and safety associated with violence. In so doing it explores the politics and geography of fear that inform lesbian and gay perceptions of danger and safety. The evidence provided is based upon an analysis of an established and a non-established arena of lesbian and gay performance and visibility/invisibility.

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28 Sep 2015 11:59

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