LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe

Resistance, Representation and Identity
  • Citation: Buyantueva, Radzhana, and Maryna Shevtsova. LGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe: Resistance, Representation and Identity. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
    • Topics:
    • Movements for Inclusion
    • Keywords:
    • Eastern Europe
    • LGBTQ+
    • sexuality
    • human rights
    • sociology
    • community
    • homophobia
    • social movements
    • Central Europe

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.

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