Revista de Estudios Sociales
versão impressa ISSN 0123-885X
ESTRADA, Angela; ACUNA RIVERA, Marlon Ricardo; CAMINO, Leoncio e TRAVERSO-YEPES, Martha. Is One Born or does One Become?: Interpretative Repertoires of Homosexuality in Bogotá. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2007, n.28, pp. 56-70. ISSN 0123-885X.
This article discusses the tensions and assumptions underlying the understanding and implementation of homoerotic practices. It refers to the historiographic developments of Critical Social Psychology to identify notions that are derived from the self and personal identity. It also presents the socioconstructionist approach to the social construction of sexuality. Additionally, it exposes some of the current tensions between LGBT Studies and Queer Theory. The article employs Potter and Wetherell's model of interpretive repertoires to guide the analysis of arguments presented by participants in the study to the disjunction between essentialism (being born homosexual) and constructionism (becoming homosexual). The findings show how participants used rhetorical resources such as deconstruction, with its potential for resistance, and reflexivity, which can trigger discursive changes in the culture. To conclude, the article proposes that contemporary narratives of homosexuality are characterized by erotic plasticity.
Palavras-chave : Homosexuality; identity; Social Psychology; Critical Psychology; discourse analysis; interpretative repertoires.