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Lesser, R.C. (1995). Homophobia and the Politics of Objectivism: Commentary on Rosenbaum's (1995) “Comment”. Psychoanal. Psychol., 12(4):557-559.

(1995). Psychoanalytic Psychology, 12(4):557-559

Homophobia and the Politics of Objectivism: Commentary on Rosenbaum's (1995) “Comment”

Ronnie C. Lesser, Ph.D.

Rosenbaum (1995) argued that the 1992 and 1993 volumes of Psychoanalytic Psychology detracted from the image of psychologists as being within science because they included articles about homophobia in psychoanalytic theory and practice. Labeling those who view homosexuality as a pathology “homophobic” is political, according to Rosenbaum, because such labeling is objective and neutral. I deconstruct Rosenbaum's use of the notions of objectivism and neutrality, and conclude that they function as masks for politics, ideology, and values.

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