Heterodoxy: Challenging orthodoxies about heterosexuality

Chris Beasley, Heather Brook, Mary Holmes

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The intention of this article is to challenge certain orthodoxies regarding heterosexuality—orthodoxies which have tended, in critical literatures, to constitute heterosexuality as a static monolith, an unvarying, commanding mass, and queer theories, identities and practices as the only potential source for a less oppressive sexuality. By contrast, we wish to consider heterodoxy within heterosexuality by exploring possibilities for non-normative pleasure and change within the realm of the dominant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-697
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • gender
  • heterosexuality
  • queer
  • sexuality
  • social change


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