latent homosexuality


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an erotic inclination toward members of the same sex not consciously experienced or expressed in overt action, as opposed to overt homosexuality Use of this term is disappearing because of both its potentially iatrogenic effect and the inability to validate the phenomenon by techniques outside psychoanalytic theory.
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Unconsciously repressed homosexuality
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latent homosexuality

Unconsciously repressed homosexuality. Cf Circumstantial homosexuality, Closet, Homosexuality.
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Themes of betrayal, of devouring/being devoured ('la devoration'), fate/death, and guilt (the last already well documented by Yolande Legrand in Le Sentiment de culpabilite d'Alfred de Vigny (Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 1987)) weave a tragic dimension into this transitional work from poetry to prose that precedes a 'remaniement de la personnalite' (Chapter 4), a period rich in prose works where irony, linked to narcissism and latent homosexuality, plays a central role.
Using rhetorical questions to suggest possible lines of argument, Willbern proposes that while Shylock may not 'enter' anyone, the latent homosexuality of the play also introduces ideas of circumcision, of turning Antonio into a Jew.
In a previous study, an American scholar has speculated that unresolved oedipal conflicts in Zhou's childhood may have accounted for the strong implication of latent homosexuality in Zhou's stage appearances.
Racing through his tormented mind are scenes dwelling on, among other issues, midlife crises, adolescent traumas, social taboos, homophobia, and latent homosexuality. To avoid thinking, the driver turns on the radio.
For Diderot, this quality was no doubt intended as a function of her extreme innocence and candor, rather than as a sign of any latent homosexuality as such.
He is, however, troubled about sexuality, particularly his own latent homosexuality.
I can't help wondering if there's some latent homosexuality there.
Televisa has been sticking with tried-and-true soap formulas, but recently inserted a gay plot into "Tres Mujeres" (Three Women), on which the broadcaster's first openly gay character challenges an unhappily married man to address his latent homosexuality.
After World War II, the pop-psychological concepts and conditions of acting out, homosocial double bind, homosexual panic, and latent homosexuality were among the inoculative measures taken in against the breakdowns, ultimately, of war neurosis.
Their behavior would seem to provide such a quintessential case of latent homosexuality that one is tempted to view it all too classically.
Scholars such as Elfriede Poder, Friederike Eigler, and Barbara Meili only recently began the attempt to make sense of the complicated use Canetti makes of Freud's, Kraus's, and Weininger's theoretical pronouncements on gender in his great dramatic novel, where characters appear to be embodiments of those well-known and highly reductive ideas about Woman and latent homosexuality that were circulating in Vienna around 1900.
Grignani is not interested in joining the sterile polemic on Saba's latent homosexuality. (For this debate see Stelio Mattioni, Storia di Umberto Saba (Milan: Camunia, 1989), in particular pp.