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Decolonizing queer experience : LGBT+ narratives from Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Aripova, Feruza(Contributions by)Channell-Justice, Emily(Contributions by)Chernetsky, Vitaly(Contributions by)Kancler, Tjasa(Contributions by)Kislitsyna, Polina(Contributions by)Leksikov, Roman(Contributions by)Ozolins, Janis(Contributions by)Sekerbayeva, Zhanar(Contributions by)Shirinian, Tamar(Contributions by)Channell-Justice, Emily(Edited by)
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Since the end of state socialism and the unifying efforts of the Soviet Union, questions about LGBT+ have gained increasing attention among scholars of various disciplines.

In the region of Eastern Europe and Eurasia, LGBT+ individuals face repression by state forces, as well as by non-state actors attempting to reinforce their vision of traditional social values.

Understanding this context, Decolonizing Queer Experience moves beyond discourses of oppression and repression to explore the resistance and resilience of LGBT+ communities that are remaking the post-socialist world in ways that refuse domination from their own, local heteronormative expectations as well as those imposed from global LGBT+ movements that also create and suggest limitations on possible LGBT+ futures.

These chapters reflect a multiplicity of voices that fall into a broad community of LGBT+ people, suggesting that no single narrative of LGBT+ experience in post-socialism is more representative or informative than another.

These chapters are evidence of a globally flexible, infinitely malleable notion of LGBT+ that counters Western hegemony in queer activism and communities.

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Lexington Books
1793630305 / 9781793630308
United States
220 pages : illustrations (black and white)
23 cm