The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship

The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship

By: Dr David Paternotte (author), Professor Manon Tremblay (editor), Professor Carol Johnson (editor)Hardback

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By analyzing the relationship between lesbian and gay movements and the state, this ground-breaking book addresses two interconnected issues: to what extent is the lesbian and gay movement influenced by the state and, to a lesser extent, whether the lesbian and gay movement has somehow influenced the state, for instance by altering forms of sexual regulation. Given the diversity in national trajectories, this book covers fifteen countries. This enables the volume to shed light on different kinds of relationships between these groups and the state, as well as on the way they have evolved in recent decades. The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship fills an important gap in the literature on lesbian and gay activism. However, this book also provides important and innovative insights into broader issues in international political science, public policy and comparative politics, as well as issues in social movement studies. These include the role of the state in constructing citizen identities, the heteronormative way in which many traditional citizen entitlements and benefits were constructed, state - civil society relations, judicial activism, the impact of federalism, and the increasing globalization of sexual identities.

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Professor Manon Tremblay, Universite d'Ottawa, Canada, Dr David Paternotte, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium; Professor Carol Johnson, University of Adelaide, Australia


Contents: Introduction, David Paternotte, Manon Tremblay and Carol Johnson; Argentina: a queer tango between the lesbian and gay movement and the state, Jordi DA-ez; Australia: parties, federalism and rights agendas, Carol Johnson, Sarah Maddison and Emma Partridge; Belgium: the paradoxical strength of disunion, David Paternotte; Brazil: from AIDS to human rights, Juan P. Marsiaj; Canada: the power of institutions, Miriam Smith; India: from tensions to transformation, Alankaar Sharma and Arpita Das; The Netherlands: depoliticization of homosexuality and homosexualization of politics, Gert Hekma and Jan Willem Duyvendak; Poland: sovereignty and sexuality in post-socialist times, Agnes Chetaille; Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia: arrested development!, Baden Offord; South Africa: opportunities seized in the post-apartheid era, Sheila Croucher; Spain: building reciprocal relations between lesbian and gay organizations and the state, Kerman Calvo; United Kingdom: changing political opportunity structures, policy success and continuing challenges for lesbian, gay and bisexual movements, Kelly Kollman and Matthew Waites; United States: multi-institutional politics, social movements and the state, Mary Bernstein; Conclusion, David Paternotte, Manon Tremblay and Carol Johnson; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/09/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781409410669
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9781409410669
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 1409410668

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