Ch6pt2 - Identities are shifting, unstable, arbitrary Not...

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Unformatted text preview: Identities are shifting, unstable, arbitrary Not meaningful to label people as gay, lesbian or heterosexual 1 The view that sexual life is artificially organized into categories that reflect the power of heterosexual norms Rejects the view that there are any biological influences on organization of sexuality 2 Some believe inequalities of label are oppressive Others believe the labels are morally justified Boundaries of sexual identities are more fluid than people usually think Using queer theory restricts our ability to understand important aspect of society 3 Some sociologists are questioning concept of family Emerging families include friends and relatives who gays construct for intimacy and care Family of choice – formed largely through voluntary ties among individuals who are not biologically or legally related 4 Emerging families include friends and relatives who gays construct for intimacy and care Family of choice – formed largely through voluntary ties among individuals who are not biologically or legally related 5...
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course SOCL 2505 taught by Professor Mecom during the Fall '06 term at LSU.

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Ch6pt2 - Identities are shifting, unstable, arbitrary Not...

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