ERIC Number: EJ1129450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
The "Obnoxious Mobilised Minority": Homophobia and Homohysteria in the British National Party, 1982-1999
Severs, George J.
Gender and Education, v29 n2 p165-181 2017
This article examines the British National Party (BNP)'s opposition to gay men during the 1980s and 1990s. Drawing on the sociological concept of "homohysteria," it examines written material from BNP publications during those decades, looking specifically at the AIDS crisis, the party's belief in a "queer conspiracy," and the role which homosexuality played in the decline of the National Front and the birth of the BNP. The first study dedicated to British fascism's anti-gay prejudice, this article argues that the existing scholarship fails to understand the degree and nature of anti-gay sentiment in the BNP, concluding that the party was homohysteric from its inception.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Politics, Authoritarianism, European History, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Social Change, Resistance to Change, Males
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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