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.

-----Original Message-----
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
PH 410
Institute of Social Studies
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The Netherlands.
Ph: 070 4260 429.