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    Here Versus There: Creating British Sexual Politics Elsewhere


    Lalor, Kay and Browne, Kath (2018) Here Versus There: Creating British Sexual Politics Elsewhere. Feminist Legal Studies, 26. pp. 205-213. ISSN 0966-3622

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    Abstract

    This refection draws upon two recent ‘moments’ in British sexuality politics—a series of Parliamentary debates on Global LGBT rights and Brighton Pride’s campaign to ‘Highlight Global LGBT Communities’. It contrasts these two moments in order to demonstrate how, at a time when LGBT rights have ostensibly been ‘won’ in the UK, there is an increasing tendency to shift focus to the persecution of SOGI minorities elsewhere in the world. This shift in focus sets up a binary of here versus there that is politically persuasive but ultimately limited and limiting. By refecting on the way that this growing trend of creating sexual politics elsewhere occurs in two very diferent locations in British politics and activism, we seek to begin a conversation about the relational afects of placing sexual politics ‘elsewhere’.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Sexual politics; Pride; Global LGBT rights;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Item ID: 13258
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10691-018-9385-0
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2020 11:16
    Journal or Publication Title: Feminist Legal Studies
    Publisher: Springer
    Refereed: Yes
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