Inventing the Pedophile in the Journal of Homosexuality

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    This article serves as one of the supplementary pieces of this special issue on “Mapping Queer Bioethics,” in which we take a solipsistic turn to “map” the Journal of Homosexuality itself. Here, the author examines one of the most controversial moments in the history of the journal, whereby a contributor was subject to governmental and popular rebuke for his scholarship on pederasty, pedophilia, and underage queer sexuality. In a chronological and intellectual appraisal of this pedophilia-themed text, the author asks us to recalibrate the disquietude we posit when same-sex affection, youthful sexuality, and sexual abuse are in close proximity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)456-460
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Homosexuality
    Issue number3
    StatePublished - Mar 3 2016

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Gender Studies
    • Social Psychology
    • Education
    • General Psychology


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