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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to social relationships between members of the same sex.

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  • adjective Pertaining to homosociality.

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Examples

  • The action takes place almost entirely in homosocial, male-dominated venues -- the equivalent of army camps.

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  • That's "homosocial" -- a term designating the cultural and geopolitical halving and socialization of humankind drawn along lines of sexuality and gender that is based not on reproductive functions alone (as was for millennia assumed by most world traditions), but as well by presumed non-sexual, yet no less compelling, same-sex attractions (familial, platonic, mentorial) cementing the alliances which constrict power and privilege according to a culture's dominant XY (male) or XX (female) chromosome preference.

    G. Roger Denson: Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

  • That's "homosocial" -- a term designating the cultural and geopolitical halving and socialization of humankind drawn along lines of sexuality and gender that is based not on reproductive functions alone (as was for millennia assumed by most world traditions), but as well by presumed non-sexual, yet no less compelling, same-sex attractions (familial, platonic, mentorial) cementing the alliances which constrict power and privilege according to a culture's dominant XY (male) or XX (female) chromosome preference.

    G. Roger Denson: Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

  • That's "homosocial" -- a term designating the cultural and geopolitical halving and socialization of humankind drawn along lines of sexuality and gender that is based not on reproductive functions alone (as was for millennia assumed by most world traditions), but as well by presumed non-sexual, yet no less compelling, same-sex attractions (familial, platonic, mentorial) cementing the alliances which constrict power and privilege according to a culture's dominant XY (male) or XX (female) chromosome preference.

    G. Roger Denson: Shirin Neshat: Artist of the Decade

  • I mean, I don’t eschew abstraction, even non-figurative abstraction, but I think that past attempts to overthrow figuration (and syntax, and reference) was a fun bonding experience for certain homosocial coteries, and it left us with a lot of rhetoric.

    Writing and Failure (Part 8) : Christian Bök : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • I would call the homosocial LOLGreek (good band name) version 1.2 and the other version 2.0.

    lolgreeks 2.0 « paper fruit

  • Still, for both dominant and submissive players, the homosocial is a performance removed from individual will in that both XX- and XY-chromosocial roles are kept confined to the scripted scenarios of masculine and feminine behaviors written for them centuries, even millennia, before their inheritance.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • Still, for both dominant and submissive players, the homosocial is a performance removed from individual will in that both XX- and XY-chromosocial roles are kept confined to the scripted scenarios of masculine and feminine behaviors written for them centuries, even millennia, before their inheritance.

    G. Roger Denson: XX Chromosocial: Women Artists Cross The Homosocial Divide

  • In HVG, Agata Gordon explains why she'd rather be called homosocial than homosexual.

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  • Charlesworth's evocative visual isolation and recontextualization of pictorial metaphors, some in associative groups, draw attention to the homosocial features of engendered and engendering language, like features of the Romance languages of Europe which assign all nouns and modify every adjective with gender.

    G. Roger Denson: Gender as Performance & Script: Reading the Art of Yvonne Rainer, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth & Lorna Simpson After Eve Sedgwick & Judith Butler

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