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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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ANDREO, Caio; PERES, Wiliam Siqueira; TOKUDA, André Masao Peres  and  SOUZA, Leonardo Lemos de. Homophobia in the making of hegemonics masculinities: queering the hierarchies between genders. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp. 46-67. ISSN 1808-4281.

The present dicussion have as aim to problematize the homofobia as one of the lines that provide maintenance the domains of hegemonic masculinities in relative the others sexualities and genders expressions (masculinities and femininities). The term "homophobia" emerges first in the United States, in 1971, the term can be attributed as an act of hostility toward homosexual, besides being an arbitrary manifestation that puts the other as opposite, abnormal or inferior, thus demonstrating its sexist character. The homophobic practice is constructed during the process of socialization of many men, that still in infancy have as the basic premises the immediate differentiation with respect the women and hatred against homosexuals. Therefore, the pluralization of masculinities that break with the binary hierarchical logic and universalizing between sexualities becomes an important device to combat homophobia. The Queer studies, accordingly, may become an important contribution to this combat, through the deconstruction of regimes and standards that still restrict the discussions concerning sexuality, promoting the idea of "multiple identities", thereby opening alternatives so that people express the infinite possibilities of pluralization of human life.

Keywords : masculinities; homophobia; queer theory.

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