Lesbian Activism in the (Post-)Yugoslav Space

Sisterhood and Unity

  • Bojan Bilić
  • Marija Radoman

About this book


This book intertwines academic and activist voices to engage with more than three decades of lesbian activism in the Yugoslav space. The empirically rich contributions uncover a range of lesbian initiatives and the fundamental, but rarely acknowledged, role that lesbian alliances have played in articulating a feminist response to the upsurge of nationalism, widespread violence against women, and high levels of lesbophobia and homophobia in all of the post-Yugoslav states. By offering a distinctly intergenerational and transnational perspective, this collection does not only shed new light on a severely marginalised group of people, but constitutes a pioneering effort in accounting for the intricacies – solidarities, joys, and tensions – of lesbian activist organising in a post-conflict and post-socialist environment. With a plethora of authorial standpoints and innovative methodological approaches, the volume challenges the systematic absence of (post-)Yugoslav lesbian activist enterprises from recent social science scholarship.

Lesbian Activism in the (Post-)Yugoslav Space will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, history, politics, anthropology, and sociology. 


LGBT Serbia social science politics gender sexuality Croatia heteronormativity homosexuality citizenship

Editors and affiliations

  • Bojan Bilić
    • 1
  • Marija Radoman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.University of BelgradeBelgradeSerbia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-77753-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-77754-2
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