The Global Emergence of Gay and Lesbian Politics: National Imprints of a Worldwide Movement

Temple University Press, 16 mar. 2009 - 448 páginas
Since the Stonewall rebellion in 1969, gay and lesbian movements have grown from small outposts in a few major cities to a worldwide mobilization. This book brings together stories of the emergence and growth of movements in more than a dozen nations on five continents, with a comparative look that offers insights for both activists and those who study social movements. Lesbian and gay groups have existed for more than a century, often struggling against enormous odds. In the middle of the twentieth century, movement organizations were suppressed or swept away by fascism, Stalinism, and McCarthyism. Refounded by a few pioneers in the postwar period, movements have risen again as more and more people have stood up for their right to love and live with persons of their choice. This book addresses both the mature movements of the European Union, North America, and Australia and the newer movements emerging in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa, examining the social and political conditions that shape movement opportunities and trajectories. It is rich in the details of gay and lesbian cultural and political life in different countries.

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1 Introduction
2 Moral Regulation and the Disintegrating Canadian State
Dilemmas of Identity Diversity and Political Strategy
The Building of a Brazilian Movement
The Lesbian and Gay Movement in Argentina
Schisms Solidarities and Social Worlds
The Politics of Accommodation
8 Gay and Lesbian Activism in France
Romania Hungary and the Czech Republic
Contrasting Contexts
Finding Its Way?
The Gay and Lesbian Movement in Australia
National Imprints of a Worldwide Movement
About the Contributors
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Sobre el autor (2009)

Barry D Adam, Professor of Sociology, University of Windsor, is the author of The Rise of the Gay and Lesbian Movement and Experiencing HIV (with Alan Sears).

Jan Willem Duyvendak, Professor of Community Development, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, has published two books on the new social movements and one on the gay movement.

Andre Krouwel is Assistant Professor of Comparative Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam.

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