Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

LGBT Activism and Europeanisation in the Post-Yugoslav Space

On the Rainbow Way to Europe

Editors: Bilic, Bojan (Ed.)

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Europe and the European Union are unavoidable,  if ambiguous, political references in the post-Yugoslav space. This volume interrogates the forms and implications of the increasingly potent symbolic nexus that has developed between non-heterosexual sexualities, LGBT activism(s) and Europeanisation(s) in all of the Yugoslav successor states.

Contributors to this book show how the long EU accession process disseminates discursive tools employed in LGBT activist struggles for human rights and equality. This creates a linkage between “Europeanness” and “gay emancipation” which elevates certain forms of gay activist engagement and perhaps also non-heterosexuality, more generally, to a measure of democracy, progress and modernity. At the same time, it relegates practices of intolerance to the LGBT community to the status of non-European primitivist Other who is inevitably positioned in the patriarchal past that should be left behind.  

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About the authors

Bojan Bilić is Marie Curie Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is the author of We Were Gasping for Air: (Post-)Yugoslav Anti-War Activism and Its Legacy (2012) and co-editor of Resisting the Evil: (Post-)Yugoslav Anti-War Contention (2012) and Intersectionality and LGBT Activist Politics: Multiple Others in Croatia and Serbia (2016).


 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Europeanisation, LGBT Activism, and Non-Heteronormativity in the Post-Yugoslav Space: An Introduction

    Bilić, Bojan

    Pages 1-22

  • Discontents of Professionalisation: Sexual Politics and Activism in Croatia in the Context of EU Accession

    Butterfield, Nicole

    Pages 23-58

  • The First European Festival of Lesbian and Gay Film Was Yugoslav: Dismantling the Geotemporality of Europeanisation in Slovenia

    Kajinić, Sanja

    Pages 59-80

  • Growing Oppression, Growing Resistance: LGBT Activism and Europeanisation in Macedonia

    Miškovska Kajevska, Ana

    Pages 81-116

  • Europe ♥ Gays? Europeanisation and Pride Parades in Serbia

    Bilić, Bojan

    Pages 117-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
LGBT Activism and Europeanisation in the Post-Yugoslav Space
Book Subtitle
On the Rainbow Way to Europe
Editors
  • Bojan Bilic
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57261-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57261-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57260-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 256
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
Topics