LGBT Activism and the Making of Europe

Author: Phillip Ayoub
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137391766
Release Date: 2014-10-20
Genre: Political Science

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.

Gender In equality and Gender Politics in Southeastern Europe

Author: C. Hassentab
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137449924
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Political Science

The collapse of socialist regimes across Southeastern Europe changed the rules of the political game and led to the transformation of these societies. The status of women was immediately affected. The contributors to this volume contrast the status of women in the post-socialist societies of the region with their status under socialism.

Gender in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe and the USSR

Author: Catherine Baker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781137528049
Release Date: 2016-11-18
Genre: History

A concise and accessible introduction to the gender histories of eastern Europe and the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. These essays juxtapose established topics in gender history such as motherhood, masculinities, work and activism with newer areas, such as the history of imprisonment and the transnational history of sexuality.

Gender Equality Policy in the European Union

Author: Ingrid Bego
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137437174
Release Date: 2015-07-14
Genre: Political Science

One of the solutions proposed by the European Union to remedy the effects of the 2008 economic crisis is to increase female labour participation. This book explores the policy changes in four new member states that may reduce the gender employment gap and improve women's equal participation in the labour force.

Transformations in EU Gender Equality

Author: Sophie Jacquot
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137436573
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Genre: Social Science

In a context of economic and budgetary crisis, this book presents a long-term analysis of the transformations of EU gender equality. It analyses the mechanisms of construction, consolidation and deconstruction of this policy and questions the effects of its current dismantling.

Sexualities in World Politics

Author: Manuela Lavinas Picq
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317589990
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Political Science

As LGBTQ claims acquire global relevance, how do sexual politics impact the study of International Relations? This book argues that LGBTQ perspectives are not only an inherent part of world politics but can also influence IR theory-making. LGBTQ politics have simultaneously gained international prominence in the past decade, achieving significant policy change, and provoked cultural resistance and policy pushbacks. Sexuality politics, more so than gender-based theories, arrived late on the theoretical scene in part because sexuality and gender studies initially highlighted post-structuralist thinking, which was hardly accepted in mainstream political science. This book responds to a call for a more empirically motivated but also critical scholarship on this subject. It offers comparative case-studies from regional, cultural and theoretical peripheries to identify ways of rethinking IR. Further, it aims to add to critical theory, broadening the knowledge about previously unrecognized perspectives in an accessible manner. Being aware of preoccupations with the de-queering, disciplining nature of theory establishment in the social sciences, we critically reconsider IR concepts from a particular LGBTQ vantage point and infuse them with queer thinking. Considering the relative dearth of contemporary mainstream IR-theorizing, authors ask what contribution LGBTQ politics can provide for conceiving the political subject, as well as the international structure in which activism is embedded. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of gender politics, cultural studies and international relations theory.

Transnational Homosexuals in Communist Poland

Author: Lukasz Szulc
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319589015
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Political Science

This book traces the fascinating history of the first Polish gay and lesbian magazines to explore the globalization of LGBT identities and politics in Central and Eastern Europe during the twilight years of the Cold War. It details the emergence of homosexual movement and charts cross-border flows of cultural products, identity paradigms and activism models in communist Poland. The work demonstrates that Polish homosexual activists were not locked behind the Iron Curtain, but actively participated in the transnational construction of homosexuality. Their magazines were largely influenced by Western magazines: used similar words, discussed similar topics or simply translated Western texts and reproduced Western images. However, the imported ideas were not just copied but selectively adopted as well as strategically and creatively adapted in the Polish magazines so their authors could construct their own unique identities and build their own original politics.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism

Author: David Paternotte
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317042907
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Genre: Social Science

The Ashgate Research Companion to Lesbian and Gay Activism provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. Each of the 22 specially commissioned chapters develops and summarises their key issue or debate in relation to activism-that is the claims, strategies and mobilisations (including internal debates and divisions, impediments and state responses) of the lesbian and gay movement. By drawing together leading scholars from political science, sociology, anthropology and history this companion provides an up to the minute snapshot of current scholarship as well as signposting several fruitful avenues for future research. This book is both an invaluable resource for scholars and an indispensable teaching tool for use in the classroom.

Das Coming out der Staaten

Author: Phillip M. Ayoub
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839437971
Release Date: 2017-09
Genre: Social Science

In den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten ist die LGBT-Bewegung (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) in einer im Vergleich zu anderen Menschenrechtsbewegungen beispiellosen Geschwindigkeit gewachsen. Phillip M. Ayoub zeichnet die jüngere Geschichte dieser transnationalen Bewegung in Europa nach. Er zeigt, wie das »Coming-out« die marginalisierte Gesellschaftsgruppe ins Zentrum der politischen Debatte rückte und ihr zu längst fälligen Rechten verhalf. Neben der Analyse der von der Bewegung vertretenen Normen steht vor allem die Frage im Zentrum, warum die gesellschaftsrechtliche Anerkennung der LGBT-Minderheiten in den jeweiligen Staaten so unterschiedlich verläuft.

Die R ckkehr des Sherlock Holmes

Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 9783036991269
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Immer wieder aufs Neue glänzt der exzentrische Kriminologe Holmes mit seinem analytischen Verstand und verblüfft dabei seinen treuen Gehilfen Dr. Watson und seine Leser gleichermaßen. Aber nicht nur Krimi-Gourmets können Edelmut, Blasiertheit und Dekadenz der kokainschnupfenden Spürnase richtig genießen.

Towards a Politics of the Rainbow

Author: Jill C. Humphrey
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
ISBN: 0754618188
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Social Science

By retracing the history of the trade union movement in twentieth-century Britain from the perspective of society's marginalized members – women, disabled people, lesbians and gay men and people from black and ethnic minority communities – this book examines how previously marginalized members are becoming mainstream workers in the contemporary labour market. It will be essential reading for students of political sociology and industrial relations.

Quell der Einsamkeit

Author: Radclyffe Hall
Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg
ISBN: 9783944576657
Release Date: 2015-11-26
Genre: Fiction

»Quell der Einsamkeit« erzählt die Geschichte von Stephen Gordon, einer Frau aus der britischen Oberschicht, die eigentlich ein Sohn hätte werden sollen. Von Kind an hat Stephen das Gefühl, dass mit ihr etwas nicht stimmt - dass sie anders ist: Sie trägt gern Männerkleidung, begeistert sich für Fuchsjagd und Fechtkunst und verliebt sich von früher Jugend an in Frauen - zunächst in das Hausmädchen Collins, später in die mondäne Angela Crossby, deren eifersüchtigen Ehemann Stephen durch ihre Bewunderung seiner Rosenzucht zu beschwichtigen sucht. Als Krankenwagenfahrerin im Ersten Weltkrieg lernt Stephen schließlich Mary Llewellyn kennen und lieben. Die beiden Frauen gehen in den zwanziger Jahren nach Paris, schaffen sich zusammen ein Heim und schließen Freundschaften, doch ihr gemeinsames Glück ist massivem gesellschaftlichen Druck ausgesetzt ... »Quell der Einsamkeit« ist ein bis heute faszinierender historischer Roman und kann als ein Vorläufer von Leslie Feinbergs »Stone Butch Blues« gelten. Er löste Debatten über Sexualität, Homosexualität und Geschlechterrollen aus, die noch immer andauern.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105112920660
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.