L'homophobie aux Antilles : réappropriation d'un obscur héritage colonial

Abstract : The article traces back the main historical roots of the discourses and dialectics hostile to homosexuality still in force today in Martinique. The research supports the fact that colonization has imposed upon the Antilles the same Judeo-Christian norms from which Continental France drew its inspiration to develop its homophobic discourse. The difference though lies in the fact that rejection of sodomy represented a political stake once colonization set in, affixing its seal to the social and legal norms still alive today within the Antillan Arc. The article contends that the Antillan population’s owning of the colonial anti-sodomy norms led to the conscious perpetuation of the legislative and social norms hostile to homosexuality until today.
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Nadia Chonville. L'homophobie aux Antilles : réappropriation d'un obscur héritage colonial. Archipélies, Université des Antilles CRILLASH, 2018, Discriminations multiples et croisées. ⟨hal-02045165⟩

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