LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe: A Rainbow Europe?

LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe: A Rainbow Europe?

by Phillip Ayoub, David Paternotte

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This book explores the alleged uniqueness of the European experience, and investigates its ties to a long history of LGBT and queer movements in the region. These movements, the book argues, were inspired by specific ideas about Europe, which they sought to realize on the ground through activism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349483099
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Series: Gender and Politics
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 245
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Carsten Balzer (aka Carla LaGata), Free University of Berlin, Germany
Jon Binnie, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Gianmaria Colpani, University of Verona, Italy and Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Konstantinos Eleftheriadis, European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy
Adriano José Habed, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Jan Simon Hutta, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Christian Klesse, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Kelly Kollman, University of Glasgow, UK
Kevin Moss, Middlebury College, USA
Leila J. Rupp, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Anna van der Vleuten, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and Associate Fellow of the Potsdam Centrum für Politik und Management, Germany
Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University, Australia

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; Phillip M. Ayoub and David Paternotte PART I: MEANINGS OF EUROPE 2. The European Origins of Transnational Organizing: The International Committee for Sexual Equality; Leila J. Rupp 3. LGBT activism in Kyrgyzstan: What Role for Europe?; Cai Wilkinson 4. 'In Europe it's Different': Homonationalism and Peripheral Desires for Europe; Gianmaria Colpani and Adriano José Habed PART II: PRACTICING EUROPE IN LGBTQ ACTIVISM 5. Deploying Europe: The Creation of Discursive Imperatives for Same-sex Unions; Kelly Kollman 6. Transnational LGBTI Activism and the European Courts: Constructing the Idea of Europe; Anna van der Vleuten 7. Queer Activism and the Idea of 'Practicing Europe'; Konstantinos Eleftheriadis PART III: BECOMING EUROPEAN 8. Trans Networking in the European Vortex: Between Advocacy and Grassroots Politics; Carsten Balzer and Jan Simon Hutta 9. Transnational Solidarities and LGBTQ Politics in Poland; Jon Binnie and Christian Klesse 10. Split Europe: Homonationalism and Homophobia in Croatia; Kevin Moss 11. Conclusion

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