Title
From queer to gay to Queer.pl : the names we dare to speak in Poland From queer to gay to Queer.pl : the names we dare to speak in Poland
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Communication Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Mass communications
Source (journal)
Lambda nordica
Volume/pages
17(2012) :4 , p. 65-98
ISSN
1100-2573
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c:vabb:328644
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E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
COMPARED TO THE days of Oscar Wilde, we more often dare to speak the names of our non-normative loves and desires. We also do it with more care. While rejecting derogatory terms such as faggots, dykes or queers, in the 1960s and 1970s, US activists proudly renamed themselves gays and lesbians (adding bisexual and transgendered or trans* people later on) (Weeks 2011). The new labels, in turn, were soon accused of being normative and exclusive and were frequently replaced with the reclaimed term queer. This well-circulated narrative of the movement and academic thought in the USA often functions as an example for activists (Hayes 2001, 94) and scholars (Giffney 2009, 3) in other countries. While acknowledging the global dominance of mainstream..
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