Drawing Boundaries. Insights from both the quantitative analysis and…

Drawing Boundaries. Insights from both the quantitative analysis and…

Insights from both the analysis that is quantitative the interviews informed and enriched the type of closer, critical discourse analysis presented right here.

whilst the research broadly addressed the construction of a identity that is collective the ‘us’ and ‘them’ produced (for a good example of some very very early analysis along these lines, see Turner, 2011 ), the main focus with this article is particularly in the boundary management that such construction entails defining ‘us’ is really as much a process of determining ‘not us’ as whatever else (hallway, 1996 ) for the mag as well as its readers. The wish to have distinction can help but induce barely the policing of whom may or may possibly not be accepted, and invests in ‘others’ a feeling of danger (Rutherford, 1990 ). Douglas ( 1966 ) covers the necessity for purchase and unity of experience that creates efforts at purification, a type of tidying up of culture, by recourse to notions of contagion and air air pollution. A lot of Douglas’s thesis revolves around morality and faith or belief and their function in keeping structure that is social discouraging transgression, and it’s also interesting that in her conversation of social control in a lesbian community, Robinson ( 2008 ) also highlights the a few ideas of deviance and difficulty. Historically, one of the more ‘troublesome’ areas of lesbians’ discursive tidying up is the woman that is bisexual whose (constructed) transgression of boundaries threatens to break down those boundaries together with identities which they delineate.

Into the 1970s and 1980s, lesbian feminists quarrelled over definitions of lesbianism that showed up in some instances to consist of bisexuals (see Rich’s, 1980 , lesbian continuum, which eventually elided any recognized distinction between solely lesbian intercourse and ‘woman identification’) and also by move to throw bisexual presence as unwanted ‘infiltration and exploitation of this lesbian community’ (Zita, 1982 , p. 164). (more…)

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