Luca Trappolin

Punishing the Bullies, Defending Heteronormativity. An Analysis of the Parliamentary Debate in Italy on Homophobic Violence

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Keywords: Homosexuality; Homophobia; Discoursive Politics; Political Debate.

The paper analyses two different but interconnected debates related to homophobic violence which took place in the Italian Parliament between September 2013 and July 2014. The aim of the analysis is to detect the interpretations of homosexuality which supported and opposed the initiatives under discussion: a bill against homophobia and a national strategy against homophobic violence. Results show the ambivalent outcomes of mainstream identity politics on the ground of the normalization of homosexuality.

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