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Out in the PeripheryLatin America's Gay Rights Revolution$
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Omar G. Encarnación

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199356645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356645.001.0001

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Insights from the Revolution

Insights from the Revolution

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(p.187) Chapter 6 Insights from the Revolution
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Out in the Periphery
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Omar G. Encarnación

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356645.003.0007

This chapter closes the study with an overview of the implications of the Latin American experience for the comparative study of gay rights politics. The chapter begins with a discussion of how “decentering” gay politics contributes to our understanding of the global spread of gay rights. It continues with a discussion of the need to go beyond the “resource mobilization” paradigm for understanding what makes for a successful gay rights movement. Of particular significance is the ability of gay activists to craft campaigns that resonate with society and the culture at large. This discussion also contrasts gay politics in the United States and in Latin America, especially around the issue of same-sex marriage, to understand why gay rights appear to have had an easier time emerging in Latin countries. The chapter concludes with a broad discussion of what the advent of gay rights means for Latin American democracy.

Keywords:   Argentina, Brazil, antigay violence, homophobia, democracy, Latin America, US gay politics

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