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|Title:||Homophobia and the everyday mechanisms of prejudice: Findings from a qualitative study||Contributor(s):||Bowers, R (author); Plummer, D (author); Minichiello, V (author)||Publication Date:||2005||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/897||Abstract:||This paper explores the meaning of 'homophobia' from a phenomenological, interpretative and social constructivist perspective. We postulate that homophobia is a useful repository for understanding experiences of prejudice and trauma expressed in 34qualitative interviews with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients of counselling and (heterosexual) counsellors. Homophobia can be further explained by examining mechanisms of social isolation – the ways that people deploy homophobic behaviours and thus, how minority people experience homophobia as isolating and alienating ineveryday family life. Experiences of homophobia and the fear of homophobia appear to be extremely powerful, formative, and often traumatic, with long term implications for individuals' adjustment and/or family functioning. The importance of a supportive therapeutic relationship is highlighted.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||cph Journal: Counselling, Psychotherapy and Health, 1(1), p. 31-51||Publisher:||The Australian Counselling Association||Place of Publication:||Australia||ISSN:||1832-1135||Field of Research (FOR):||111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.cphjournal.com/archive_journals/V1_I1_Bowers_31-51_7_05.pdf||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 238
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