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Related to homoeroticism: heterosexism, Homosocial, swooping, Heterocentrism


 (hō′mō-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also ho·mo·er·o·tism (-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
The quality of being homoerotic or being represented as homoerotic.


(ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) or


(Psychology) eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex


(ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm)

also ho•mo•er•o•tism

(-ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm)

a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.
ho`mo•e•rot′ic (-ɪk) adj.

homoeroticism, homoerotism

1. the tendency to obtain sexual gratification from a member of the same sex.
2. homosexual activity. — homoerotic, adj.
See also: Homosexuality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homoeroticism - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
sexual inversion, inversion - a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
lesbianism, sapphism - female homosexuality
paederasty, pederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)


[ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] nhomoérotisme m
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The reigning queer couple of the art world, Gilbert & George have flaunted their X-rated passions in enormously celebratory and occasionally shocking photographic tableaux for three decades, since long before "identity politics" coalesced as a movement or homoeroticism in contemporary art achieved critical mass and garnered scholarly attention.
To the film's credit, instead of focusing exclusively on Hitler's possible homosexuality, it brings out the wider homoeroticism that characterized the early German Youth Movement as well as the hyper-masculine, militaristic culture of the Third Reich.
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The pervasive, mostly man-boy homoeroticism that defined Florence for centuries persists to this day.
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That the rubric "sexuality" appears only apropos the homoeroticism of Edward H problematically implies that the representation of heteroeroticism in other plays is a matter of gender, not sexuality.
One certainly cannot say that Peronism created any alternative social space of sexual dissidence (despite several intriguing possibilities of viewing Evita Duarte de Peron as having potential as a gay icon in her overdetermined display of a constructed social and sexual identity), and there is no reason to believe that the laissez-faire of current Peronism (whatever it may be, if anything other than conventional [neo]-Liberalism) has any commitment to homoeroticism - or any other subaltern identity, for that matter - except insofar as it relates to the social power money can buy: a few timid gestures toward alternate social identities, but nothing that corresponds to social empowerment and the cultural production that comes with it.
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