Intimate Activism: The Struggle for Sexual Rights in Postrevolutionary Nicaragua (BOK)

Cymene Howe

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Intimate Activism tells the story of Nicaraguan sexual-rights activists who helped to overturn the most repressive anti sodomy law in the Americas. The law was passed shortly after the Sandinistas lost power in 1990 and, to the surprise of many, was repealed in 2007. In this vivid ethnography, Cymene Howe analyses how local activists balanced global discourses regarding human rights and identity politics with the contingencies of daily life in Nicaragua. Though they were initially spurred by the anti sodomy measure, activists sought to change not only the law but also culture. Howe emphasizes the different levels of intervention where activism occurs, from mass-media outlets and public protests to meetings of clandestine consciousness-raising groups. She follows the travails of queer characters in a hugely successful telenovela, traces the ideological tensions within the struggle for sexual rights, and conveys the voices of those engaged in "becoming" lesbianas and homosexuales in contemporary Nicaragua.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Cymene Howe
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780822354505
Antall sider 248 Dimensjoner 15,5cm x 23,1cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 363 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Indigenous peoples