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dc.contributor.authorMorison, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorMtshengu, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorSandfort, Ten_US
dc.contributor.authorReddy, Ven_US
dc.date.available2016-08-04en_US
dc.date.issued2016-08-04en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychology in Society, 2016, 51 pp. 28 - 54en_US
dc.identifier.issn1015-6046en_US
dc.description.abstractSeveral qualitative researchers using discursive methodologies have noted how opposition to homosexuality has not necessarily diminished, despite the general expression of liberal tolerance in many settings. Instead, heterosexist rhetoric has shifted to accommodate political change. Our research builds on this observation within the South African context, using a discursive psychology approach. We examine rhetorical strategies of "heterosexual recuperation": the ways that heterosexual boundaries and the dominance of heterosexuality are maintained by speakers, at the same time as they attempt to avoid being heard as heterosexist. Drawing on data from a qualitative study conducted with heterosexual-identifying Black South Africans (32) from four provinces, we focus on talk that was resourced by a "discourse of tolerance" and characterised by speakers' concern to avoid the attribution of heterosexism. This talk was analysed using thematic analysis, to which discursive psychology techniques were applied. We identified two ways of speaking that relied on this discourse - (1) "As long as they do it in private", and (2) "Flashing their homosexuality" - and show how they ultimately worked to recuperate heterosexuality and marginalise non-normative sexualities. We discuss the implications of these findings in relation to a critical psychology that works to challenge hetero-patriarchal norms.en_US
dc.format.extent28 - 54en_US
dc.publisherPsychology in Societyen_US
dc.rightsAll the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licenseen_US
dc.subjectattitudeen_US
dc.subjectdiscourse analysisen_US
dc.subjectdiscursive psychologyen_US
dc.subjectheterosexismen_US
dc.subjecthomophobiaen_US
dc.subjectprejudiceen_US
dc.subjectsexualityen_US
dc.titleAs long as they behave themselves: Heterosexual recuperation in South African’s talk about homosexualityen_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume51en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.17159/2309-8708/2016/n51a2en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id279427
dc.relation.isPartOfPsychology in Societyen_US
dc.description.publication-statusAccepteden_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Psychology
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
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