Queering Conflict: Examining Lesbian and Gay Experiences of Homophobia in Northern Ireland

Duggan, Marian (2012) Queering Conflict: Examining Lesbian and Gay Experiences of Homophobia in Northern Ireland. Ashgate Publishing Group, Aldershot, 174 pp. ISBN 9781409420163. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Queering Conflict offers a unique culturally specific analysis into the ways in which homophobia in Northern Ireland has been informed and sustained during the latter half of the twentieth century. This book takes the failure of the British Government to extend the 1967 Sexual Offences Act to Northern Ireland as its central point to demonstrate the subtle, but important, differences governing attitudes towards homosexuality in Northern Ireland. Both homophobia and hate crimes are shown to be situated within the framework of Northern Ireland's socio-political history as well as part of an overall culture of violence which existed as a result of 'the Troubles'. Duggan shows how the influence of moral and religious conservatism born out of sectarian divisions led to homophobia becoming an integral part of community cohesion and identity formation. Decades of political instability led to the marginalization of rights for lesbians and gay men, but the peace process has led to the development of a discourse of equality which is slowly allowing sexual minorities to situate themselves within the new Northern Ireland.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Criminology
Depositing User: Marian Duggan
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2014 10:47 UTC
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2017 20:42 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41965 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Duggan, Marian: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8153-7218
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