Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution (Paperback)Omar G. Encarnacion (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 234 x 161 x 17 mm
"This important volume on LGBT movements in Latin America focuses on Argentina and Brazil, and shows the importance of activist strategies in attaining equal rights for homosexuals in those countries. Encarnacion observes that 'gay rights victories in the legislature and the courts will prove sustainable only if accepted by the majority in society."' -- S. L. Rozman, Tougaloo College, CHOICE
"In this skillfully argued comparative study, Omar G. Encarnacion explains why Argentina was the first country in Latin America to pass a law approving same-sex marriage, whereas the large and dynamic Brazilian movement has been less successful in securing equal rights. Out in the Periphery challenges scholars and those interested in LGBT activism to look beyond the United States to understand how monumental victories can be achieved."
- James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University
"This book is methodically researched, clearly argued, and beautifully written. The comparison between Argentina and Brazil (and, for that matter, the rest of Latin America) is authoritative. This is a must-read for anyone interested in not just civil and gay rights in Latin America but also the interaction between international diffusion and local suitability."
- Javier Corrales, Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science, Amherst College
"Omar Encarnacion's insightful and original research makes a sustained contribution in foregrounding Latin American LGBT politics within a framework that marries comparative and international analysis. This text centers the ways in which domestic movements have engaged with and interpreted international influences in order to advance their agendas in their own contexts."
- Elisabeth Jay Friedman, Professor of Politics and Latin American Studies, University of San Francisco