LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

Resistance, Representation and Identity

Editors: Buyantueva, Radzhana, Shevtsova, Maryna (Eds.)

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  • Analyses LGBTQ+ issues and activism in CEE countries from political, historical, legal, sociological and feminist perspectives
  • Sheds light on the difficulties faced by LGBTQ+ activists, groups and organizations in the region
  • Demonstrates that despite the differences in political and social contexts, LGBTQ+ activists in the region and other parts of the world share some similar experiences
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About this book

This edited collection offers in-depth perspectives into the emergence and development of LGBTQ+ movements in Central and Eastern Europe, including analysis of Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. The book examines various issues faced by local LGBTQ+ activists, as well as the tactics and strategies which they develop and adopt. The contributors discuss the applicability of Western ideas and concepts to the post-socialist context, considering their ability to fully tackle local nuances and complexities with regards to sexuality and, thus, the dynamics of LGBTQ+ activism. The volume examines differences in the domestic policies of these countries and the consequent effects on LGBTQ+ activism in the region. It also offers important insights into the impact of Western actors in promoting liberal democratic values in the region, and ensuing political and social backlashes.

LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including Gender and Sexuality Studies, Sociology, Anthropology and Political Science. 

About the authors

Radzhana Buyantueva is a Teaching Assistant at the School of Politics, Newcastle University, UK.

Maryna Shevtsova is a Fulbright Scholar at the Center for European Studies, University of Florida, USA.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: LGBTQ+ Activism and the Power of Locals

    Pages 1-19

    Buyantueva, Radzhana (et al.)

  • Beyond Western Theories: On the Use and Abuse of “Homonationalism” in Eastern Europe

    Pages 25-49

    Leksikov, Roman (et al.)

  • Visibility, Violence, and Vulnerability: Lesbians Stuck Between the Post-Soviet Closet and the Western Media Space

    Pages 51-76

    Neufeld, Masha (et al.)

  • Mы нe oшибкa (We Are Not an Error): Documentary Film and LGBT Activism Against the Russian Anti-“Gay Propaganda” Campaign

    Pages 77-100

    Glenn, Clinton

  • “I’m Gay, but I’m Not Like Those Perverts”: Perceptions of Self, the LGBT Community, and LGBT Activists Among Gay and Bisexual Russian Men

    Pages 101-124

    Weaver, Cai

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20401-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 28, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-20400-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe
Book Subtitle
Resistance, Representation and Identity
Editors
  • Radzhana Buyantueva
  • Maryna Shevtsova
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-20401-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-20401-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-20400-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 403
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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