Thanks Jo-Ann, will follow up on that. While on this, would you know
if the idea - if not the term itself - was originally from Rene
Girard? And what the reference for that would be?
Date sent: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 15:37:17 -0500
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Subject: Re: homosocial
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> The term was introduced by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Between Men: English
> Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (New York: Columbia University Press,
> 1985). She used it to discuss male bonding but it describes any system of
> exclusive and narrowly defined social relationships, such as natives of the
> same small town, etc.
> Jo Ann McNamara
> The law locks up the man or woman
> Who steals the goose from off the common
> But leaves the greater villain loose
> Who steals the common from the goose.
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> From: Prem Kumar Vijayan <[log in to unmask]>
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> Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2001 11:38 AM
> Subject: homosocial
> Dear list members,
> I was wondering if anyone could give me any references, and/or input
> on the concept homosocial?
> Thanks in advance,
> PK Vijayan
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Institute of Social Studies
PO Box 29776
2502 LT The Hague
Ph: 070 4260 429.