|Ideology of gay racialist skinheads and stigma management techniques||Explaining Antigay hate crimes: An application of revised routine activities theory|
Dr. Waldner published this article in the peer-reviewed Journal of Military and Political Sociology (2006), with two student researchers, Heather Martin and Lyndsay Capeder.
Gay racialists have received scant attention by academic researchers. While many dismiss gay skinheads as a contradiction in terms, these individuals provide an opportunity to explore sociologically the strategies used to both challenge the homophobia of white power groups and manage the stigma of homosexuality. An analysis of a gay racialist website reveals 7 rhetorical strategies including: minimizing the stigma, appealing to master status, appealing to higher loyalties, attacking the stigmatizers, blaming the victimizers, denying the oppressor, and rejecting the stigmatizer. Content on gay racialist message boards suggests that sexual networking and not racial politics is the primary function of these sites. Yet, we note the potential for these boards to function as a transformative-prefigurative space or a place for gay racialists to connect with one another and potentially the larger White Power movement. An examination of stigma management techniques informs our understanding of gay racialists and the diversity that comprises the dissident right. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3719/is_200607/ai_n16855775/pg_1
This article was recently published in Violence and Victims and was co-authored with former student, Jillian Berg.
This research examines the predictors of antigay violence (physical assault, sexual assault, and property damage) using Finkelhor and Asidigian's (1996) revised rountine activities theory, which predicts that target congruence increases victimization risk. Results indicate about half of the sample expereinced at least one type of victimization, while 25% expeerienced two or more types. Physical violence was the most common type of antigay victimization, with property damage and sexual assault occurring less often. Having a higher level of contact with gay/lesbian organizations and being out of the closet or open about sexual orientation increases the risk of both physical assault and property damage. More frequent drinking to intixication also increases the risk of antigay-motivated physical assault. The sexual assault mocel was not significant. Implications for future research and prevention are discussed. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/springer/vav/2008/00000023/00000003/art00001