The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics

ISBN : 9780190673741

Michael J. Bosia; Sandra M. McEvoy; Momin Rahman
496 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks
  • Features both field research and theoretical research on the various types of LGBT, sexual, and gender diversity politics
  • Contextualizes the consequences of policies and activism, indicating the limits of current approaches and the opportunities for new strategies
  • Includes chapters covering transnational issues that impact sexuality, such as global health and transnational IGO politics, thus providing a broader frame than an area-studies or country-specific approach

Struggles for LGBT rights and the security of sexual and gender minorities are ongoing, urgent concerns across the world. For students, scholars, and activists who work on these and related issues, this handbook provides a unique, interdisciplinary resource.
In chapters by both emerging and senior scholars, the Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics introduces key concepts in LGBT political studies and queer theory. Additionally, the handbook offers historical, geographic, and topical case studies contexualized within theoretical frameworks from the sociology of sexualities, critical race studies, postcolonialism, indigenous theories, social movement theory, and international relations theory. It provides readers with up-to-date empirical material and critical assessments of the analytical significance, commonalities, and differences of global LGBT politics. The forward-looking analysis of state practice, transnational networks, and historical context presents crucial perspectives and opens new avenues for debate, dialogue, and theory.


Introduction: Sexual and Gender Diversity Politics 50 Years after Stonewall
Michael J. Bosia
Part I. Theories and Origins of Contemporary Sexual and Gender Diversity Politics
1. What Makes LGBT Sexualities Political? Understanding Oppression in Sociological, Historical, and Cultural Contexts
Momin Rahman
2. Political Economy, Sexuality, and Intimacy
Barry Adam
3. Early Advocacy for the Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity
David Rayside
4. Gender Identity and Transgender Rights in Global Perspective
Elijah Edelman
5. Making LGBT Rights into Human Rights
Anthony J. Langlois
6. Global LGBT Politics at Scale: Memory and Rights in Early Twenty-First Century Peru
Justin Perez
7. Intergovernmental Organizations and Nongovernmental Organizations: The Development of an International Approach to LGBT Issues
Erin Aylward
8. Queering Scholarship? LGBT Politics as an Analytical Challenge for Political Science and International Relations
Markus Thiel
Part II. Case Studies in Global Sexual and Gender Diversity Politics
9. LGBTQ Politics in Anglo-American Democracies
Miriam Smith
10. Europe and LGBT Rights: A Conflicted Relationship
Phillip Ayoub and David Paternotte
11. Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities: Between Erasure and Resurgence
Manuela L. Picq
12. The Expansion of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Backlash
Javier Corrales
13. Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity: Imperial and Contemporary Regulation
Monica Tabengwa and Matthew Waites
14. LGBT Politics in South Asia: Ground Rules, Underground Movements
Ahmad Qais Munhazim
15. LGBT Rights in the Former Soviet Union: The Evolution of Hypervisibility
Cai Wilkinson
16. LGBT Rights, Sexual Citizenship, and Blacklighting in the Anglophone Caribbean: What Do Queers Want, What Does Colonialism Need?
Cornel Grey, Nikoli A. Attai
17. The State of Being LGBT in the Age of Reaction: Post-2011 Visibility and Repression in the Middle East and North Africa
Mehmet Sinan Birdal
18. Global Norms, State Regulations, and Local Activism: Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Partnership, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Rights in Japan and Hong Kong
Diana Khor, Denise Tse-Shang Tang, and Saori Kamano
19. The Global HIV/AIDS and LGBT Movements
Jeremy Youde
20. Beyond Belief? The Rapid Expansion of Same-Sex Marriage
Julie Hollar
21. Learning Sexuality and Gender: Issues in Childhood Education Transnationally
Ryan R. Thoreson
Part III. Critical Understandings of Global Sexual and Gender Diversity
22. Theorizing Visibility in Global Queer Politics
Emil Edenborg
23. Heretical Falsification and the Challenge of Theorizing LGBT Politics from the South
S. N. Nyeck
24. Research on Diversity in Sexual Identities: Beyond Binaries
Pawan Singh
25. Debating Imperial Violence and the Production of Sexualities
Jacqueline Stevens and V Varun Chaudhry
26. Queer Muslim Challenges to the Internationalization of LGBT Rights: Decolonizing International Relations Methodology through Intersectionality
Momin Rahman
27. Global Sexual Diversity Politics and the Trouble with LGBT Rights
Michael J. Bosia
28. Academia versus Activism
Dennis Altman


Edited by Michael J. Bosia, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Saint Michael's College, Sandra M. McEvoy, Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Boston University, and Momin Rahman, Professor of Sociology, Trent University
Michael J. Bosia is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Saint Michael's College. Sandra M. McEvoy is Clinical Associate Professor of Political Science and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Boston University. Momin Rahman is Professor of Sociology at Trent University.
Barry Adam, University of Windsor
Dennis Altman, La Trobe University
Nikoli A. Attai, University of Toronto
Erin Aylward, University of Toronto
Phillip Ayoub, Occidental College
Mehmet Sinan Birdal, independent researcher
Michael J. Bosia, Saint Michael's College
V Varun Chaudhry, Northwestern University
Javier Corrales, Amherst College
Elijah Edelman, Rhode Island College
Emil Edenborg, Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Cornel Grey, University of Toronto
Julie Hollar, CUNY Graduate Center
Saori Kamano, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research
Diana Khor, Hosei University
Anthony J. Langlois, Flinders University
Ahmad Qais Munhazim, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
S. N. Nyeck, Nelson Mandela University
David Paternotte, Université libre de Bruxelles
Justin Perez, University of California, Santa Cruz
Manuela L. Picq, Amherst College
Momin Rahman, Trent University
David Rayside, University of Toronto
Pawan Singh, Deakin University; University of Melbourne
Miriam Smith, York University
Jacqueline Stevens, Northwestern University
Monica Tabengwa, Pan Africa International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
Denise Tse-Shang Tang, Lingnan University
Markus Thiel, Florida International University
Ryan R. Thoreson, Yale University; Human Rights Watch
Matthew Waites, University of Glasgow
Cai Wilkinson, Deakin University
Jeremy Youde, University of Minnesota, Duluth