While homophobia is commonly characterized as individual and personal prejudice, this collection of essays instead explores homophobia as a transnational political phemen. Contributors theorize homophobia as a distinct configuration of repressive state-sponsored policies and practices with their own causes, explanations, and effects on how sexualities are understood and experienced in a range of national contexts. The essays include a broad range of geographic cases, including France, Ecuador, Iran, Leban, Poland, Singapore, and the United States.
Meredith L. Weiss is an associate professor of political science at the University of Albany and the author of Student Activism in Malaysia: Crucible, Mirror, Sideshow. Michael J. Bosia is an associate professor of political science at St. Michael's College in Vermont.