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Global Queer Politics

Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition

Authors: Serrano-Amaya, José Fernando

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  • Examines countries not often connected in the same research: Colombia and South Africa (South-South comparative analyses)Suggests that homophobic violence is an intrinsic component of armed conflict and political transitionProvides valuable, systematic analysis for a time in which sexual- and gender-based discrimination against individuals and collectives is being increasingly recognized in the international arena

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About this book

This book argues that homophobia plays a fundamental role in disputes for hegemony between antagonists during political transitions. Examining countries not often connected in the same research—Colombia and South Africa—the book asserts that homophobia, as a form of gender and sexual violence, contributes to the transformation of gender and sexual orders required by warfare and deployed by armed groups. Anti-homosexual violence also reinforces the creation of consensus around these projects of change. The book considers the perspective of individuals and their organizations, for whom such hatreds are part of the embodied experience of violence caused by protracted conflicts and social inequalities. Resistance to that violence are reason to mobilize and become political actors. This book contributes to the increasing interest in South-South comparative analyses and the need of theory building based on case-study analyses, offering systematic research useful for grass root organizations, practitioners, and policy makers. 

About the authors

​José Fernando Serrano-Amaya is Postdoctoral Fellow of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney, AU. He has been a researcher for NGOs, policy maker in public institutions and university lecturer in Colombia. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Serrano-Amaya, José Fernando

    Pages 1-5

  • Sex, Violence and Politics: The Research Problem

    Serrano-Amaya, José Fernando

    Pages 7-25

  • Armed Conflict and Sexual Para-politics in Colombia

    Serrano-Amaya, José Fernando

    Pages 27-55

  • Homophobia in Apartheid and Post-apartheid South Africa

    Serrano-Amaya, José Fernando

    Pages 57-83

  • The Chiaroscuro of Sexual Politics

    Serrano-Amaya, José Fernando

    Pages 85-114

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for Brazil (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60321-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60320-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Homophobic Violence in Armed Conflict and Political Transition
Authors
Series Title
Global Queer Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60321-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60321-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60320-9
Series ISSN
2569-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 186
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