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Journal
2010 | 20 | 1 | 23-32
Article title

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AS SYMBOLIC CAPITAL AND AS THE 'OBJECT' OF SYMBOLIC VIOLENCE

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Abstracts
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Sexual orientation is currently understood to be an innate disposition. Heterosexually oriented people are perceived to be in the majority and homosexually oriented people as the minority. Using Pierre Bourdieu's concepts of symbolic power, symbolic violence and symbolic capital, this paper aims to show how symbolic power and symbolic violence contribute to determining which sexual orientation is associated with the majority and minority populations, and establish what role is played by the symbolic capital derived from sexual orientation
Contributors
  • Stefania Koverova, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Education, Comenius University, Racianska 59, 813 34 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
References
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
10SKAAAA081910
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.963fe486-da3a-3618-885c-af3b585cfd78
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