Browser doesn't support javascript
Transnational LGBT Activism

Transnational LGBT Activism

2014 . Social Science, Anthropology, Lgbtq+ Studies, Political Science, Globalization . Ryan R. Thoreson

-

total

Rate
Done
Save
Nope
Transnational LGBT Activism
😎 Sign up for free and track all your movies, TV shows and books in one place Download our app and track
everything in one place

About the book

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) was founded in 1990 as the first NGO devoted to advancing LGBT human rights worldwide. How, this book asks, is that mission translated into practice? What do transnational LGBT human rights advocates do on a day-to-day basis and for whom? Understanding LGBT human rights claims is impossible, Ryan R. Thoreson contends, without knowing the answers to these questions. In Transnational LGBT Activism, Thoreson argues that the idea of LGBT human rights is not predetermined but instead is defined by international activists who establish what and who qualifies for protection. He shows how IGLHRC formed and evolved, who is engaged in this work, how they conceptualize LGBT human rights, and how they have institutionalized their views at the United Nations and elsewhere. After a full year of in-depth research in New York City and Cape Town, South Africa, Thoreson is able to reconstruct IGLHRC’s early campaigns and highlight decisive shifts in the organization’s work from its founding to the present day. Using a number of high-profile campaigns for illustration, he offers insight into why activists have framed particular demands in specific ways and how intergovernmental advocacy shapes the claims that activists ultimately make. The result is a uniquely balanced, empirical response to previous impressionistic and reductive critiques of Western human rights activists—and a clarifying perspective on the nature and practice of global human rights advocacy.

Year:

2014

Language:

English

Publisher:

U of Minnesota Press

Pages:

288

ISBN:

1452943249 (ISBN13: 9781452943244)

Similar books you haven’t read

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Invisible Women
The Fire Next Time
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (20th Anniversary Edition)
The Laws of Human Nature

No reviews for this book yet

To see the full list
download our app

friendspire logoDownload Nowpayment-wall