Friday, July 18, 2014

The Politics of Homophobia - From the Lavender Scare to Today

Posted by Mike Bosia, Associate Professor of Political Science.  Below are two versions of an interview broadcast on KPFA Pacifica Radio's Against the Grain public affairs program, featuring a conversation with David Johnson, author of The Lavender Scare.  He discusses the interplay of anti-Communism and homophobia in the 1950s, and previews his chapter in our volume, Global Homophobia, which focuses on the export of the Lavender Scare to US allies.  At the conclusion of that discussion is an interview with me about the book, Global Homophobia, and our finding on the spread of a modular, pragmatic and innovative homophobia.  The short video is the portion of the program featuring the interview with me.

Against the Grain Full Program

Click on the video to listen to my interview with Against the Grain:

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