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Type: Journal article
Title: Heterodoxy: challenging orthodoxies about heterosexuality
Author: Beasley, C.
Holmes, M.
Brook, H.
Citation: Sexualities: studies in culture and society, 2015; 18(5-6):681-697
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1363-4607
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Chris Beasley, Mary Holmes, Heather Brook
Abstract: The intention of this article is to challenge orthodoxies regarding heterosexuality, which have tended to constitute it as a static monolith and queer as the only potential site for a less oppressive sexuality. By contrast, we consider heterodox possibilities for pleasure and change within the realm of the dominant. We examine three examples – divergence, transgression and subversion – and then consider some terminologies that might flesh out experiential aspects of these examples of social change in heterosexuality. This conjunction offers a means to acknowledge heterosexuality’s coercive aspects while attending to its more egalitarian, less orthodox forms.
Keywords: Gender; heterosexuality; queer; sexuality; social change
Rights: © The Author(s) 2015
DOI: 10.1177/1363460714561714
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