GEJST Navigation
About
Publication Ethics
Call For Paper
Editorial Board
Guide to Authors
Scope
Editorial Workflow
Submit Manuscript
Archives
Viewing Options
[View Abstract]
[View Full Text PDF]
[Download Full Text PDF]
Authors Articles on Google Scholar
Princewill Bryan
Authors Articles on Pubmed
Princewill Bryan
Preferences
Email this Article to a friend
Print this Article
Statistics
Viewed: 86
Forwarded: 0
Printed: 17
Downloaded: 63
Browse Journals By Category
Agricultural Sciences
Biological Sciences
Education
Engineering
Legal Studies
Medical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

Newsletters Subscription

Global Educational Journal of Science and Technology

ISSN 2465-7190 Vol. 3 (1), pp. 136-149, September, 2015

 

Full Length Research Paper

 

Heterosexuality & the national strain

 

Princewill Bryan

 

Accepted 2 December, 2014

The early stages of nation building the US identified itself through patriarchal ideologies of masculinist “strength,” racial purity, and a heteronormative gender order solidified through monogamous marriage. It was these core values that not only differentiated the US from other countries, but defined it as superior. Hence, the national security imaginary naturalizes heterosexuality as the only normal mode of sexual identity, sexual practice, and social relation. Therefore, this article suggests that marriage functions as a normalizing mechanism of the nation to police the gendered, racial, and sexual configurations of its citizenry which constructs not only homosexuality, but any non-traditional family or relationship as deviant.

Key Words: Security, nation, Gay-Marriage, heteropatriarchy, homonormativity, sex, gender, feminist, queer, IR