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Trauma, Violence, and Lesbian Agency in Croatia and Serbia

Building Better Times

Authors: Bilic, Bojan

  • Uncovers in a systematic, empirical, and interdisciplinary fashion the up to now largely neglected history of lesbian activist organising before and after the dissolution of Yugoslavia
  • Puts lesbian activist engagement in the context of profound social changes witnessed by the Yugoslav region over the last three decades with a focus on Serbia and Croatia
  • Challenges methodological nationalism through a distinctly transnational approach
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About this book

This book uncovers some of the major moments in the fragile and still poorly known herstory of feminist lesbian engagement in Serbia and Croatia. By treating the trauma of war, homophobia, and neoliberal capitalism as a verbally impenetrable experience that longs to be narrated, this monograph explores the ways in which feminist lesbian language has repeatedly emerged in the context of strong patriarchal silencing that has surrounded the armed conflicts of the Yugoslav succession. With an abundance of empirical material, Bilić illuminates a range of courageous but sometimes contested and controversial activist responses to the challenges posed by the violent intersection of misogyny, lesbophobia, poverty, and nationalism. The book renders visible a surprising diversity of activist initiatives and the resilience of transnational affective ties, which testify to the creativity of lesbian activist mobilisations in the ambivalent semi-peripheral space that used to be Yugoslavia.
Trauma, Violence, and Lesbian Agency in Serbia and Croatia will be of interest to scholars and students researching the history and politics of Eastern Europe, as well as to those working in the fields of political sociology, lesbian and gay studies, gender studies, and queer theory and activism.

About the authors

Bojan Bilic is FCT Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal, and Adjunct Professor of Gender and Social Movements in South East Europe at the School of Political Sciences, University of Bologna (Forlì Campus), Italy.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22960-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: March 12, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22959-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trauma, Violence, and Lesbian Agency in Croatia and Serbia
Book Subtitle
Building Better Times
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22960-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22959-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
208
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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