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Hostetler, 1998. Social Research 65(3):249-290

Culture, Sexual Lifeways, and Developmental Subjectivities: Rethinking Sexual Taxonomies
Andrew J. Hostetler

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Taxonomy and Deviance
Arien Mack, Editor
Nick O. Haslam
Volume 65, No. 3 (Fall 1998): 249:290

ABSTRACT: This article attempts to reconceptualize the relationship between sexual taxonomies, sexual subjectivities, and agency. While building on the insights of queer theory, the paper wishes to recoup sexual classificatory systems as necessary, even useful--if ever-shifting and contingent--frameworks for understanding the intentional realities and individual experiences of sexual minorities. After reviewing current debates among queer, feminist, and other poststructural theorists, the paper elaborates concepts of sexual lifeways as an alternative to concepts such as sexual identity. Sexual lifeways are culturally constituted developmental pathways, embedded within social and symbolic systems, that provide rich...
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