Out

Out

PAPERBACK ORIGINAL From an award-winning documentary photographer, the first book of its kind to portray the LGBTQ community in contemporary Poland Few in the Polish LGBTQ community could have foreseen how quickly this deeply conservative ...

Author: Maciek Nabrdalik

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620973707

Category: Photography

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PAPERBACK ORIGINAL From an award-winning documentary photographer, the first book of its kind to portray the LGBTQ community in contemporary Poland Few in the Polish LGBTQ community could have foreseen how quickly this deeply conservative and Catholic country would change since it joined the European Union. Back in 2004, gay rights marches were banned in Warsaw and homosexuality was a taboo subject. Since then, as the economy has grown, the LGBTQ community has become more widely accepted. In OUT, award-winning Warsaw-based photographer Maciek Nabrdalik, whose work has been published in Smithsonian, L’Espresso, Stern, Newsweek, and the New York Times, takes us deep into this community. Exploring issues of identity and citizenship and taking its inspiration from the passport photo format, OUT features dozens of formal portraits of writers, artists, and everyday people working in a variety of occupations from across Poland. Each portrait is accompanied by a short interview and is shaded to indicate how comfortable that person is with revealing their own sexuality publicly. Intimate and profoundly humane, OUT is a testament to the great strides that can be made in the struggle for LGBTQ rights in a short space of time—a document that will be inspiring to other nations where the queer community does not enjoy the same freedoms. OUT was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).
Categories: Photography

LGBTQ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

LGBTQ  Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

Between Gender Studies and 'Gender Ideology': Gender Education in Poland. ... Recent Instances, and the Historical Origins, of a “Backlash” Against Women's and Sexual Rights in Poland. ... Out: LGBTQ Poland. New York: The New Press.

Author: Radzhana Buyantueva

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030204013

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Out Here

Out Here

effect, even though the campaign was cut short, its ripple effect gave a new level of visibility to the Polish lesbian and gay male community. The May 2004 conference was in Wroclaw, only days after Poland joined the European Union.

Author: Dominika Ferens

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443806480

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

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Out Here originates from a series of queer studies conferences which took place in Poland between 2002 and 2004, and includes essays, an autobiographical account, and two short stories. Their authors are of eight nationalities: Canadian, Belgian, Flemish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish, Ukrainian, and U.S. American. The academic papers represent a wide range of disciplines: philosophy, literature, ethnography, cultural and gender studies. Some combine theoretical insights and critical analysis with suggestions for activism. The short stories explore the formative moments of a queer adolescence in Anglophone Canada. The eclecticism of Out Here reflects the cauldron-like mix of concerns taken up locally in places considered peripheral in relation to the centers of queer theory in British and American academia. It is out here (or back then), often within the context of rampant homophobia, that queer methodologies prove especially productive. Out here, queer theory is alive and kicking. Whether the authors write about sexual awakenings in Sri Lanka and Canada, or heterosexism in contemporary Ukraine, Hungary, Belgian parks, and 1970s Britain, or racial exclusion in American gay bars, or the veiled homophobia of Polish textbooks, what connects them is the commitment to questioning the limitations placed on queer desire.
Categories: Social Science

Two Women in Their Time

Two Women in Their Time

... LGBTQ Serbia/Slobodan Randjelović Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina/Kike Arnal OUT: LGBTQ Poland/Maciek Nabrdalik The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA/Gabriela Herman Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ ...

Author: Misha Friedman

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620974063

Category: Social Science

Page: 71

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A collaboration between the National Book Award–winning journalist and the prize-winning photographer on the queer-resistance theater troupe In the fall of 2017, the internationally acclaimed underground theater troupe Belarus Free Theatre took New York by storm for a production of their harrowing anti-torture, anti-Putin play, Burning Doors. They were joined by Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk group Pussy Riot, who made international headlines when they were imprisoned for staging an anti-Putin performance in a Moscow cathedral. The play met with enthusiastic acclaim from critics, with New York magazine praising it as a "smart, smoldering, physically brutal piece of theater." In Two Women in Their Time, award-winning documentary photographer Misha Friedman and New Yorker reporter Masha Gessen take us backstage, giving us an intimate look at this fiercely creative drama troupe that cannot officially perform in its homeland, which remains a dictatorship in all but name. The result is an astonishing series of photos documenting the group's productions in New York and Gessen and Friedman's visit to Minsk to meet Svetlana Sugako and Nadezhda Brodskaya, the young lesbian couple who keep the Belarus Free Theatre running. They live a life in the borderlands—between underground and public, between the closet and being out, in a country where same-sex sexual activity is legal yet remains taboo. Their work proves that queerness will always be dangerous to autocracy. Two Women in Their Time was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).
Categories: Social Science

Dark Tears

Dark Tears

Other Books in This Series Lives in Transition: LGBTQ Serbia/Slobodan Randjelovic Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina/Kike Arnal OUT: LGBTQ Poland/Maciek Nabrdalik The Kids: The Children of LGBTQ Parents in the ...

Author: Claudia Jares

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620974087

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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A beautifully packaged and profound exploration of human desire and queer sexuality in Latin America by the acclaimed Argentinian photographer Claudia Jares In Dark Tears, award-winning Argentinian photographer and performance artist Claudia Jares takes her lens to the reality of queer experience in Argentina, Venezuela, and across Latin America, exploring questions of sexuality, religion, and identity with the raw eroticism that is the hallmark of her style. Here she tells the stories of a number of people struggling to come to terms with their identity in a region that, despite much progress in LGBTQ rights in recent years, still moves to a strongly conservative Christian heartbeat that condemns same-sex relations and reveres the institution of the heteronormative family. Drawing on the queer traditions of burlesque and drag, Dark Tears is a journey into an interior erotic landscape as it profiles a number of different couples—gay, lesbian, gender nonconforming—to delve into the hidden corners and diverse configurations of human desire as it conflicts with more staid, traditional values. A balance of celebrating acceptance and recalling the clandestine, furtive history of queer sexuality, these explicit black-and-white and color images are a challenge to the viewer as voyeur, but also an invitation to enter with empathy into the intimate world of Jares’s subjects. Dark Tears was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).
Categories: Social Science

Lives in Transition

Lives in Transition

Revealing Selves: Transgender Portraits from Argentina/Kike Arnal OUT: LGBTQ Poland/Maciek Nabrdalik The Kids: Children of LGBTQ Parents in the USA/Gabriela Herman Edges of the Rainbow: LGBTQ Japan/Michel Delsol & Haruku Shinozaki ...

Author: Slobodan Randjelovic

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781620973745

Category: Social Science

Page: 157

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Part of the ongoing series of photobooks published with the Arcus Foundation and Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios on queer communities around the world, a stunning portrait of a community battling homophobia in Serbia In June 2001, Serbia witnessed its first gay pride parade in history in Belgrade’s central square. It was a short-lived march, as an ultranationalist mob quickly descended on the participants, chanting homophobic slurs and injuring dozens. For years afterward, fear of violence prevented further marches, and when, in October 2010, the next pride march finally went ahead, it again devolved into violence as anti-gay rioters, firing shots and hurling petrol bombs, fought the police. It was only in 2014 that a pride march was held uninterrupted, albeit under heavy police protection. In Lives in Transition, photographer Slobodan Randjelovic captures the struggles and successes of twenty LGBTQ people living throughout Serbia—a conservative, religious country where, despite semi-progressive LGBTQ protection laws, homophobia fueled by religious authorities and right-wing political parties remains deeply entrenched. In a country where lack of employment opportunity and hostile families frequently drive queer people into poverty and isolation, these individuals have struggled to build a community that will offer solace, protection, and even joy. Lives in Transition portrays remarkable and inspiring resilience in the human struggle against a repressive social environment and demonstrates how friendship and community can help people shape their own futures. Lives in Transition was designed by Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS).
Categories: Social Science

Gender Pleasure and Violence

Gender  Pleasure  and Violence

The Polish sexological tradition has turned out to be quite resistant to market influences. ... distanced from market mechanisms, and—thanks to its interdisciplinary character—open in some extent to feminism and queer theory.

Author: Agnieszka Kościańska

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253053121

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Behind the Iron Curtain, the politics of sexuality and gender were, in many ways, more progressive than the West. While Polish citizens undoubtedly suffered under the oppressive totalitarianism of socialism, abortion was legal, clear laws protected victims of rape, and it was relatively easy to legally change one's gender. In Gender, Pleasure, and Violence, Agnieszka Kościańska reveals that sexologists—experts such as physicians, therapists, and educators—not only treated patients but also held sex education classes at school, published regular columns in the press, and authored highly popular sex manuals that sold millions of copies. Yet strict gender roles within the home meant that true equality was never fully within reach. Drawing on interviews, participant observation, and archival work, Kościańska shares how professions like sexologists defined the notions of sexual pleasure and sexual violence under these sweeping cultural changes. By tracing the study of sexual human behavior as it was developed and professionalized in Poland since the 1960s, Gender, Pleasure, and Violence explores how the collapse of socialism brought both restrictions in gender rights and new opportunities.
Categories: Social Science

Material Culture and Kinship in Poland

Material Culture and Kinship in Poland

Attempts to relay in writing everyday life in Kraków risk turning out cartoonish. ... to Kraków's Old Town was a battle of 'old Poland' (nationalistic, homophobic) against 'new' or 'modern Poland' ('international' and LGBTQ friendly).

Author: Siobhan Magee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000185478

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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In this ethnography of Krakowian society, Siobhan Magee explores essential questions on the relationship between fur and culture in Poland. How can wearing a fur coat indicate someone's political views in Krakow, beyond their opinion on animal rights? What kinds of associations are given to someone wearing a fur coat in Poland? And what impact does generational difference have on the fur-wearing traditions of modern day Krakowians? Magee looks further into detailed analyses of conversations held relating to fur, including why fur is an apt inheritance for a grandmother to pass on to her granddaughter; what it was like trading fur on 'black markets' during socialism, and why some anti-fur activists link fur to patriarchal power and the Roman Catholic Church. In so doing, it becomes clear how fur is an evocative textile with an uncommonly rich symbolic and historical significance."Magee's research uncovers the symbolic and historic significance that fur evokes in relation to culture in Poland. In her investigations, her ethnography becomes a means for understanding generational difference in Poland. Written with reference to extensive fieldwork, Magee goes on to show how the classification of generation can be a much more accessible indicator and measure of difference than other categories, including sexuality, class and faith. Thus, 'generation' and 'inheritance' are shown to be uniquely powerful idioms with which to discuss power and social change in Poland. A new contribution to material culture and the sensory turn, this will be of interest to scholars of anthropology, ethnography, eastern Europe and material culture and textiles.
Categories: Social Science

Coming Out of Communism

Coming Out of Communism

The Emergence of LGBT Activism in Eastern Europe Conor O'Dwyer ... “From Gay Grocer to Rainbow Activist: Uncovering Slovakia's Hidden LGBTQ Politics. ... The Paradoxes of Feminist Chronology and Activism in Contemporary Poland.

Author: Conor O'Dwyer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479851485

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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How homophobic backlash unexpectedly strengthened mobilization for LGBT political rights in post-communist Europe While LGBT activism has increased worldwide, there has been strong backlash against LGBT people in Eastern Europe. Although Russia is the most prominent anti-gay regime in the region, LGBT individuals in other post-communist countries also suffer from discriminatory laws and prejudiced social institutions. Combining an historical overview with interviews and case studies in Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, Conor O’Dwyer analyzes the development and impact of LGBT movements in post-communist Eastern and Central Europe. O’Dwyer argues that backlash against LGBT individuals has had the paradoxical effect of encouraging stronger and more organized activism, significantly impacting the social movement landscape in the region. As these peripheral Eastern and Central European countries vie for inclusion or at least recognition in the increasingly LGBT-friendly European Union, activist groups and organizations have become even more emboldened to push for change. Using fieldwork in five countries and interviews with activists, organizers, and public officials, O’Dwyer explores the intricacies of these LGBT social movements and their structures, functions, and impact. The book provides a unique and engaging exploration of LGBT rights groups in Eastern and Central Europe and their ability to serve as models for future movements attempting to resist backlash. Thorough, theoretically grounded, and empirically sound, Coming Out of Communism is sure to be a significant work in the study of LGBT politics, European politics, and social movements.
Categories: Political Science

Lonely Planet Poland

Lonely Planet Poland

It also stages some wildly inventive works aimed at adults – although everything is usually in Polish. LGBTQ ISSUES In July 2019 Bialystok's first LGBTQ pride parade turned violent when thousands of protestors first tried to break up ...

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788689557

Category: Travel

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Lonely Planet's Poland is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample Krakow's nightlife, learn dramatic history in Warsaw and wander Gdansk's medieval lanes- all with your trusted travel companion.
Categories: Travel

Poland s Memory Wars

Poland s Memory Wars

Deputy prime minister Jarosław Gowin, who heads the small coalition party Polska Razem, began his current tenure as the cabinet minister in charge of university education and research by announcing that publications in lesbian and gay ...

Author: Jo Harper

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326554

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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This volume of essays and interviews by Polish, British, and American academics and journalists provides an overview of current Polish politics for both informed and non-specialist readers. The essays consider why and how PiS, Law and Justice, the party of Jarosław Kaczynski, returned to power, and the why and how of its policies while in power. They help to make sense of how “history” plays a key role in Polish public life and politics. The descriptions of PiS in Western media tend to rework old stereotypes about Eastern Europe that had lain dormant for some time. The book addresses the underlying question whether PiS was simply successful in understanding its electorate, and just helped Poland to revert to its normal state. This new Normal seems quite similar to the old one: insular, conservative, xenophobic, and statist. The book looks at the current struggle between one ‘Poland’ and another; between a Western-looking Poland and an inward-looking Poland, the former more interested in opening to the world, competing in open markets, and working within the EU, and the latter more concerned with holding onto tradition. The question of illiberalism has gone from an ‘Eastern’ problem (Russia, Turkey, Hungary, etc.) to a global one (Brexit and the U.S. elections). This makes the very specific analysis of Poland’s illiberalism applicable on a broader scale.
Categories: Political Science

Queer in Europe

Queer in Europe

... criticism from many politicians both within and outside the country. Looking at the current political landscape in poland we should not expect any significant legal changes in favour of LGBTQ individuals in the immediate future.

Author: Robert Gillett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317072737

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Queer in Europe takes stock of the intellectual and social status and treatment of queer in the New Europe of the twenty-first century, addressing the ways in which the Anglo-American term and concept 'queer' is adapted in different national contexts, where it takes on subtly different overtones, determined by local political specificities and intellectual traditions. Bringing together contributions by carefully chosen experts, this book explores key aspects of queer in a range of European national contexts, namely: Belgium, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Nordic Region, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Spain. Rather than prescribing a universalizing definition, the book engages with a wide spectrum of what is meant by 'queer', as each chapter negotiates the contested border between direct queer activist action based on identity categories, and more plural queer strategies that call these categories into question. The first volume in English devoted to the exploration of queer in Europe, this book makes an important intervention in contemporary queer studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

While most academics understand nations as social constructs, the prevailing view outside of academia is that they are ... legitimizing the marginalization of Polish LGBTQ citizens and attempts to restrict them to the private sphere.

Author: Dr. Cecilia Menjívar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190856915

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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The objective of The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises is to deconstruct, question, and redefine through a critical lens what is commonly understood as "migration crises." The volume covers a wide range of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental conditions that generate migration crises around the globe. At the same time, it illuminates how the media and public officials play a major role in framing migratory flows as crises. The volume brings together an exceptional group of scholars from around the world to critically examine migration crises and to revisit the notion of crisis through the context in which permanent and non-permanent migration flows occur. The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises offers an understanding of individuals in societies, socio-economic structures, and group processes. Focusing on migrants' departures and arrivals in all continents, this comprehensive handbook explores the social dynamics of migration crises, with an emphasis on factors that propel these flows as well as the actors that play a role in classifying them and in addressing them. The volume is organized into nine sections. The first section provides a historical overview of the link between migration and crises. The second looks at how migration crises are constructed, while the third section contextualizes the causes and effects of protracted conflicts in producing crises. The fourth focuses on the role of climate and the environment in generating migration crises, while the fifth section examines these migratory flows in migration corridors and transit countries. The sixth section looks at policy responses to migratory flows, The last three sections look at the role media and visual culture, gender, and immigrant incorporation play in migration crises.
Categories: Social Science

The Psychology of Populism

The Psychology of Populism

Polish newspaper to hand out 'LGBT-free zone' stickers. Retrieved from www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/poland-newspaper-lgbt-free-zonestickers-homophobia-a9012091.html Glick, P., & Fiske, S. T. (2001).

Author: Joseph P. Forgas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000368901

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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The recent rise of populist politics represent a major challenge for liberal democracies. This important book explores the psychological reasons for the rise of populism, featuring contributions from leading international researchers in the fields of psychology and political science. Unlike liberal democracy based on the Enlightenment values of individual freedom, autonomy and rationality, both right-wing and left-wing populism offer collectivist, autocratic formulations reminiscent of the evolutionary history and tribal instincts of our species. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the psychology of populism, covering such phenomena as identity seeking, anger and fear, collective narcissism, grievance, norms, perceptions of powerlessness and deprivation, authoritarianism, nationalism, radicalism, propaganda and persuasion, ethnocentrism, xenophobia and the effects of globalization. The book is divided into four parts. Part I deals with the motivational and emotional factors that attract voters to populist causes, and the human needs and values that populist movements satisfy. Part II analyzes the cognitive features of populist appeals, especially their emphasis on simplicity, epistemic certainty and moral absolutism. Part III turns to one of the defining features of populism: its offer of a powerful tribal identity and collectivist ideology that provide meaning and personal significance to its followers. Finally, in Part IV, the propaganda tactics used by populist movements are analysed, including the role of charismatic leadership, authoritarianism, and nationalism and the use of conspiracy narratives and persuasive strategies. This is fascinating reading on a highly topical issue. The book will be of interest to students, researchers, and applied professionals in all areas of psychology and the social sciences as a textbook or reference book, and to anyone interested in the global rise of populism.
Categories: Political Science

Pride Parades and LGBT Movements

Pride Parades and LGBT Movements

When states come out: Europe's sexual minorities and the politics of visibility. New York: Cambridge University ... Solidarities and tensions: Feminism and transnational LGBTQ politics in Poland. European Journal of Women's Studies, ...

Author: Abby Peterson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315474038

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/view/10.4324/9781315474052, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license Today, Pride parades are staged in countries and localities across the globe, providing the most visible manifestations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex movements and politics. Pride Parades and LGBT Movements contributes to a better understanding of LGBT protest dynamics through a comparative study of eleven Pride parades in seven European countries – Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK – and Mexico. Peterson, Wahlström and Wennerhag uncover the dynamics producing similarities and differences between Pride parades, using unique data from surveys of Pride participants and qualitative interviews with parade organizers and key LGBT activists. In addition to outlining the histories of Pride in the respective countries, the authors explore how the different political and cultural contexts influence: Who participates, in terms of socio-demographic characteristics and political orientations; what Pride parades mean for their participants; how participants were mobilized; how Pride organizers relate to allies and what strategies they employ for their performances of Pride. This book will be of interest to political scientists and sociologists with an interest in LGBT studies, social movements, comparative politics and political behavior and participation.
Categories: Political Science

Bent Street 4 2

Bent Street 4 2

Retrieved from https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-28/poland-catholic-church-revival-lgbt-rights/12180704 Carey, A. (2019). ... Tasmanian Law Reform Institute to conduct inquiry into conversion practice. Out in Perth,.

Author: Tiffany Jones

Publisher: Clouds of Magellan

ISBN: 9780648746997

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 242

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Bent Street 4.2: Kiss My Apocalypse Australian LGBTIQA+ Arts, Writing and Ideas Bent Street is a biannual publication that gathers essays, fiction, poetry, artwork, reflections, and analysis to bring you 'The Year in Queer'
Categories: Literary Collections

Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements

Intersectionality in Feminist and Queer Movements

... Come out: Europe's Sexual Minorities and the Politics of Visibility. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Binnie, Jon, and Christian Klesse. 2012. “Solidarities and Tensions: Feminism and Transnational LGBTQ Politics in Poland.

Author: Elizabeth Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000747409

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Examining the ways in which feminist and queer activists confront privilege through the use of intersectionality, this edited collection presents empirical case studies from around the world to consider how intersectionality has been taken up (or indeed contested) by activists in order to expose and resist privilege. The volume sets out three key ways in which intersectionality operates within feminist and queer movements: it is used as a collective identity, as a strategy for forming coalitions, and as a repertoire for inclusivity. The case studies presented in this book then evaluate the extent to which some, or all, of these types of intersectional activism are used to confront manifestations of privilege. Drawing upon a wide range of cases from across time and space, this volume explores the difficulties with which activists often grapple when it comes to translating the desire for intersectionality into a praxis which confronts privilege. Addressing inter-related and politically relevant questions concerning how we apply and theorise intersectionality in our studies of feminist and queer movements, this timely edited collection will be of interest to students and scholars from across the social sciences and humanities with an interest in gender and feminism, LGBT+ and queer studies, and social movement studies.
Categories: Social Science

When States Come Out

When States Come Out

This book investigates the recent history of this transnational movement in Europe, focusing on the diffusion of the norms it champions and the overarching question of why, despite similar international pressures, the trajectories of socio ...

Author: Phillip M. Ayoub

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316790779

Category: Political Science

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In the last two decades, the LGBT movement has gained momentum that is arguably unprecedented in speed and suddenness when compared to other human rights movements. This book investigates the recent history of this transnational movement in Europe, focusing on the diffusion of the norms it champions and the overarching question of why, despite similar international pressures, the trajectories of socio-legal recognition for LGBT minorities are so different across states. The book makes the case that a politics of visibility has engendered the interactions between movements and states that empower marginalized people - mobilizing actors to demand change, influencing the spread of new legal standards, and weaving new ideas into the fabrics of societies. It documents how this process of 'coming out' empowers marginalized social groups by moving them to the center of political debate and public recognition and making it possible for them to obtain rights to which they have due claim.
Categories: Political Science

Tradition Literature and Politics in East Central Europe

Tradition  Literature and Politics in East Central Europe

to www.theguardian.com/world/2006/jun/05/poland Webb, A. (2008) The Routledge Companion to Central and Eastern Europe ... fighter jets out of commission'. www.uk.businessinsider.com/german-military-fighters-jets-not-ready-for-combat ...

Author: Carl Tighe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000332032

Category: History

Page: 280

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Milan Kundera warned that in in the states of East-Central Europe, attitudes to the west and the idea of ‘Europe’ were complex and could even be hostile. But few could have imagined how the collapse of communism and membership of the EU would confront these countries with a life that was suddenly and disconcertingly ‘modern’ and which challenged sustaining traditions in literature, culture, politics and established views on identity. Since the countries of East-Central Europe joined the European Union in 2004 the politicians and oppositionists of the centre-left, who once led the charge against communism, have often been forced to give way to right-wing, authoritarian, populist governments. These governments, while keen to accept EU finance, have been determined to present themselves as protecting their traditional ethno-national inheritance, resisting ‘foreign interference’, stemming the ‘gay invasion’, halting ‘Islamic replacement’ and reversing women’s rights. They have blamed Communists, liberals, foreigners, Jews and Gypsies, revised abortion laws, tampered with their constitutions to control the Justice system and taken over the media to an astonishing degree. By 2019, amid calls for the suspension of their voting rights, both Poland and Hungary had been taken to the European Court of Justice and the European Parliament and had begun to explore ways to put conditions on future EU funding. This book focuses on the interface between tradition, literature and politics in east-central Europe, focusing mainly on Poland but also Hungary and the Czech Republic. It explores literary tradition and the role of writers to ask why these left-liberals, who were once ubiquitous in the struggles with communism, are now marginalised, often reviled and almost entirely absent from political debate. It asks, in what ways the advent of capitalism ‘normalised’ literature and what the consequences might be? It asks whether the rise of chauvinism is ‘normal’ in this part of the world and whether the literary traditions that helped sustain independent political thought through the communist years now, instead of supporting literature, feed nationalist opinion and negative attitudes to the idea of ‘Europe’.
Categories: History

Poland s Solidarity Movement and the Global Politics of Human Rights

Poland s Solidarity Movement and the Global Politics of Human Rights

As heavily as they draw on the vernacular of human rights, they evolved out of the discovery of group solidarity – complete with a collective identity celebrated on Christopher Street day, in gay pride parades, and LGBTQ history months ...

Author: Robert Brier

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108478526

Category: History

Page: 310

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Offers a fresh perspective on recent human rights history by reconstructing debates around dissent and human rights across four countries.
Categories: History