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Homophobia and the everyday mechanisms of prejudice / Dr Joseph Randolph Bowers
Bib ID 7385747
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Bowers, Randolph, author
 
Online Access
Description Armidale, NSW : Earth Rattle Publishing & Ability Therapy Specialists, [2017] 
©2017 
1 online resource (42 pages) : illustrations. 
ISBN 9781925034011 (PDF)
Technical Details

text file : PDF : 1.4MB 

Summary

This ebook explores the meaning of 'homophobia' from a phenomenological, interpretative and social constructivist perspective. We postulate that homophobia is a useful repository for understanding experiences of prejudice and trauma expressed in 34 qualitative interviews with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients of counselling and (heterosexual) counsellors. Homophobia can be further explained by examining mechanisms of social isolation - the ways that people deploy homophobic behaviours and thus, how minority people experience homophobia as isolating and alienating in everyday family life. Experiences of homophobia and the fear of homophobia appear to be extremely powerful, formative, and often traumatic, with long term implications for individuals' adjustment and/or family functioning. The importance of a supportive therapeutic relationship is highlighted.

Notes

"This paper first appeared under the citation: Bowers, R., Plummer, D., Minichiello, V. (2005) Homophobia and the everyday mechanisms of prejudice: Findings from a qualitative study, Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Health, 1(1), 31-51, July 2005. Research was funded by a doctoral scholarship from the School of Health University of New England Australia"--Page 41.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-40)

Subjects Homophobia.  |  Heterosexism.  |  Counseling.  |  Alienation (Social psychology)  |  Australian

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