Judging Homosexual: A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France

Judging Homosexual: A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France

Judging Homosexual: A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France

Judging Homosexual: A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and Frances

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Référence bibliographique [289]

Corriveau, Patrice et Roth, Käthe. 2011. Judging Homosexual: A History of Gay Persecution in Quebec and France. Vancouver, Toronto: UBC Press.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
The author «[...] uncover[s] the dominant discourses behind legislative changes in order to understand how certain social groups became influential enough in the eyes of the community to impose not only their representations of the deviant but also the forms of control that they deemed necessary to maintain social order.» (p. 3)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’auteur utilise des archives, de la jurisprudence, des statistiques criminelles, des traités de médecine et d’autres données documentaires diverses.

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


«In 2004, the first same-sex couple legally married in Quebec. How did homosexuality - an act that hade for centuries been defined as abominable and criminal - come to be sanctioned? [This book] […] finds answers in a comparative analysis of gay persecution in France and Quebec, places that share a common culture but have diverging legal traditions. In both settings, Patrice Corriveau explores how various groups - family and clergy, doctors and jurists - tried to manage people who were defined in turn as sinners, as criminals, as inverts, and as citizens to be protected by law. By bringing to light the various discourses that have over time supported the control and persecution of individual homoerotic behaviour in France and Quebec, this book makes the case that when it came to managing sexuality, the law helped construct crime.» (quatrième de couverture)