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Global activism and sexualities in the time of HIV/AIDS

Seckinelgin, Hakan (2009) Global activism and sexualities in the time of HIV/AIDS. Contemporary Politics, 15 (1). pp. 103-118. ISSN 1469-3631

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13569770802674246


This contribution responds to the question of how transnational human rights networks affect people's politics in the global south and what is the role of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) category in claiming rights for others. The main concern of the paper is to reflect on the relationship between the people on whose behalf rights are claimed and those who are claiming these rights from within a global context. Theoretically, the argument locates itself within the discussions of politics of recognition and distribution. It examines the implications of the use of internationally recognized categories of LGBTI and men who have sex with men (MSM) for the voices of local activists in India and sub-Saharan Africa and suggests that solidaristic categorizations can silence difference as well as articulate it.

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Additional Information: © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: Social Policy
Middle East Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 08:35
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2024 23:42

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