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Beyond EUtopian Promises and Disillusions: A Conclusion

  • Bojan Bilić
  • Paul Stubbs
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology book series (PSEPS)

Abstract

In this concluding chapter we take a closer—but inductive—look at some of the reasons for which a non-heteronormative disruption of the private/public binary in the post-Yugoslav space, that has been traditionally underpinned by patriarchal assumptions, has proved so painful and sometimes overtly violent. We argue that if people with non-heterosexual identifications in the post-Yugoslav space are to be reintegrated into the community of citizens and not merely “tolerated” or used as a bargaining chip in political equations, the techniques encouraged by the EU need to be redefined in the direction of attenuating or cutting the conceptual link between homosexuality/non-heterosexuality and Europe, and grounding sexual diversity in the local socio-political practices and historical experiences.

Keywords

Civic Engagement Sexual Liberation Bargaining Chip LGBT People European Union Official 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bojan Bilić
    • 1
  • Paul Stubbs
    • 2
  1. 1.Marie Curie Fellow, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  2. 2.Institute of EconomicsZagrebCroatia

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