- Copyright Page
- About the Editors
- What Makes LGBT Sexualities Political?: Understanding Oppression in Sociological, Historical, and Cultural Context
- Political Economy, Sexuality, and Intimacy
- Early Advocacy for the Public Recognition of Sexual Diversity
- Gender Identity and Transgender Rights in Global Perspective
- Making LGBT Rights into Human Rights
- Global LGBT Politics at Scale: Memory and Rights in Early Twenty-First Century Peru
- Intergovernmental Organizations and Nongovernmental Organizations: The Development of an International Approach to LGBT Issues
- Queering Scholarship?: LGBT Politics as an Analytical Challenge for Political Science and International Relations
- LGBTQ Politics in Anglo-American Democracies
- Europe and LGBT Rights: A Conflicted Relationship
- Decolonizing Indigenous Sexualities: Between Erasure and Resurgence
- The Expansion of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Backlash
- Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity: Imperial and Contemporary Regulation
- LGBT Politics in South Asia: Ground Rules, Underground Movements
- LGBT Rights in the Former Soviet Union: The Evolution of Hypervisibility
- LGBT Rights, Sexual Citizenship, and Blacklighting in the Anglophone Caribbean: What Do Queers Want, What Does Colonialism Need?
- The State of Being LGBT in the Age of Reaction: Post-2011 Visibility and Repression in the Middle East and North Africa
- Global Norms, State Regulations, and Local Activism: Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Partnership, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity Rights in Japan and Hong Kong
- The Global HIV/AIDS and LGBT Movements
- Beyond Belief?: The Rapid Expansion of Same-Sex Marriage
- Learning Sexuality and Gender: Issues in Childhood Education Transnationally
- Visibility in Global Queer Politics
- Heretical Falsification and the Challenge of Theorizing LGBT Politics from the South
- Research on Diversity in Sexual Identities: Beyond Binaries
- Debating Imperial Violence and the Production of Sexualities
- Queer Muslim Challenges to the Internationalization of LGBT Rights: Decolonizing International Relations Methodology through Intersectionality
- Global Sexual Diversity Politics and the Trouble with LGBT Rights
- Academia versus Activism
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter illuminates one dynamic of the global emergence and successes of LGBT politics in the early twenty-first century: how LGBT communities remember and narrate the emergence of LGBT politics and the historical antecedents they use to contextualize contemporary LGBT rights claims. In juxtaposing a nationally circulating narrative with a regional one, the chapter suggests that how narratives about the emergence of LGBT politics circulate is a function of scale. For example, both national and regional LGBT rights efforts take note of events in the city of Tarapoto, located in Peru’s Amazonian region. At the national level, the violence that occurred in Tarapoto during Peru’s internal armed conflict helped link LGBT rights claims to the country’s broader human rights movement. Yet in Tarapoto interlocutors emphasized a municipal anniversary parade as a starting point for recounting the successes of LGBT rights in the region. Whereas analyses at the national scale may indicate a less successful record of LGBT rights in Peru in comparison to other Latin American countries, shifting analysis to the regional scale reveals an alternative account.
Justin Perez, University of California, Santa Cruz: Santa Cruz, California, USA.
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