In this Book

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Since the Stonewall rebellion in 1969, gay and lesbian movements have  grown from small outposts in a few major cities to a worldwide mobilization. This book brings together stories of the emergence and growth of movements in more than a dozen nations on five continents, with a comparative look that offers insights for both activists and those who study social movements.

Lesbian and gay groups have existed for  more than a century, often struggling against enormous odds. In the middle of the twentieth century, movement organizations were suppressed or swept away by fascism, Stalinism, and McCarthyism. Refounded by a few pioneers in the postwar period, movements have risen again as more and more people have stood up for their right to love and live with persons of their choice.

This book addresses both the mature movements of the European Union, North America, and Australia and the newer movements emerging in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa, examining the social and political conditions that shape movement opportunities and trajectories. It is rich in the details of gay and lesbian cultural and political life in different countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. 2. Moral Regulation and the Disintegrating Canadian State
  2. pp. 12-29
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  1. 3. Gay and Lesbian Movements in the United States: Dilemmas of Identity, Diversity, and Political Strategy
  2. pp. 30-90
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  1. 4. "More Love and More Desire": The Building of a Brazilian Movement
  2. pp. 91-109
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  1. 5. Democracy and Sexual Difference: The Lesbian and Gay Movement in Argentina
  2. pp. 110-132
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  1. 6. The Lesbian and Gay Movement in Britain: Schisms, Solidarities, and Social Worlds
  2. pp. 133-157
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  1. 7. The Dutch Lesbian and Gay Movement: The Politics of Accommodation
  2. pp. 158-183
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  1. 8. Gay and Lesbian Activism in France: Between Integration and Community-Oriented Movements
  2. pp. 184-213
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  1. 9. Passion for Life: A History of the Lesbian and Gay Movement in Spain
  2. pp. 214-241
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  1. 10. Gay and Lesbian Movements in Eastern Europe: Romania, Hungary, and the Czech Republic
  2. pp. 242-265
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  1. 11. Emerging Visibility of Gays and Lesbians in Southern Africa: Contrasting Contexts
  2. pp. 266-292
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  1. 12. Japan: Finding Its Way?
  2. pp. 293-325
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  1. 13. The Largest Street Party in the World: The Gay and Lesbian Movement in Australia
  2. pp. 326-343
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  1. 14. Gay and Lesbian Movements beyond Borders? National Imprints of a Worldwide Movement
  2. pp. 344-371
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 373-375
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 377-381
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439901533
MARC Record
OCLC
320624479
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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