Heteronormative vs Heteronormalize - What's the difference?

heteronormative | heteronormalize |


As an adjective heteronormative

is of or pertaining to the practices and institutions that legitimize and privilege heterosexuality, heterosexual relationships, and traditional gender roles as fundamental and "natural" within society.

As a verb heteronormalize is

to alter so as to be consistent with heteronormativity; render heteronormative.

heteronormative

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the practices and institutions that legitimize and privilege heterosexuality, heterosexual relationships, and traditional gender roles as fundamental and "natural" within society.
  • Much of the language used when discussing wedding planning is heteronormative , which can alienate homosexual couples.
  • * {{quote-journal
  • , year = 1997 , month = Summer , title = “Stop Reading Films!”: Film Studies, Close Analysis, and Gay Pornography , first = John , last = Champagne , journal = (Cinema Journal) , issn = 0009-7101 , volume = 36 , issue = 4 , jstor = 1225614 , page = 82 , passage = This suggests both that film studies can be heteronormative even when it is analyzing homosexual representations and that close textual analysis is itself structured by heterosexual presumptions and assumptions. }}
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  • , date = 1998-02-28 , chapter = Philadelphia : AIDS, Representation, Organization , first = Ruth , last = Holliday , title = Organization-Representation: Work and Organizations in Popular Culture , editors = John Hassard, Ruth Holliday , publisher = SAGE , isbn = 9780761953920 , ol = 8030203M , page = 102 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=OEFuP4LgavAC&pg=PA102&dq=heteronormative , passage = In the same way, homosexuality and bisexuality will always be seen as problematic in heteronormative organizations. }}
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  • Derived terms

    * heteronormativity

    Antonyms

    * homonormative

    Coordinate terms

    * cisnormative

    heteronormalize

    English

    Verb

  • To alter so as to be consistent with heteronormativity; render heteronormative.
  • * 1999 : Debra Moddelmog, Reading Desire: In Pursuit of Ernest Hemingway , page 88] ([http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu/cup_detail.taf?ti_id=3239 Cornell University Press; ISBN 9780801486357)
  • As dismayed as I am with Jenks’s editing, it is not, of course, fair to say that he completely heteronormalized Hemingway’s text[.]
  • * 2004 : Joan Wallach Scott and Debra Keates, Going Public: Feminism and the Shifting Boundaries of the Private Sphere , page 58 (illustrated edition; University of Illinois Press; ISBN 025202964X, 9780252029646)
  • That modernist efforts to heteronormalize Iranian society have not focused on the production of the homosexual as a type has had significant repercussions on yet another level.
  • * 2005 : Afsaneh Najmabadi, Women with Mustaches and Men without Beards: Gender and Sexual Anxieties of Iranian Modernity , page 54 (illustrated edition, annotated; University of California Press; ISBN 0520242629, 9780520242623)
  • Heterosocial European cultural practices, in other words, heteronormalized Iranian men’s sensibilities.
  • * 2007, April: Susan Driver, Queer Girls and Popular Culture: Reading, Resisting, and Creating Media , page 209 (illustrated edition; Peter Lang; ISBN 0820479365, 9780820479361)
  • Kearney reveals not only how riot grrrls became exoticized as young sexy “punkettes,” commodifying their surface appearances, but also how they are repeatedly heteronormalized as straight girls.
  • * 2007, September: Mark Bevir, Jill Hargis, and Sara Rushing, Histories of Postmodernism , page 245 (Routledge; ISBN 0415956137, 9780415956130)
  • In other words, he ontologizes the symbolic and heteronormalizes us.