Title
Other identities in ethnofederations : womens and sexual minorities advocacy in Belgium
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Political Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Abingdon ,
Subject
Sociology
Politics
Source (journal)
National identities. - Abingdon, 1999, currens
Volume/pages
(2016) , p. 1-18
ISSN
1460-8944
1469-9907
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
This article considers the experience of the impact of ethnofederations on social identities that cut across such an ethnic divide. Based on a series of in-depth interviews focusing on the structure and operation of womens and lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender movement organizations in Belgium, we demonstrate that these groups experience constraints of the dominant ethno-linguistic identity. These results in a federalism disadvantage for identities cross-cutting the ethnic divide, the result of which is a neglect of policy competencies situated at the federal level.
E-info
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/iruaauth/19c6ad/135350.pdf
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