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Author Thoreson, Ryan Richard, 1984- author.

Title Transnational LGBT activism : working for sexual rights worldwide / Ryan R. Thoreson
Published Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 281 pages)
Contents From the castro ta o the UN : IGLHRC in historical perspective -- Bodies of law : activists and brokerage in practice -- Fusing human rights and sexual politics : advocating for LGBT human rights worldwide -- LGBT human rights advocacy and the partnership principle -- Knowledge as power : the structural and strategic complexities of information politics -- Demanding rights, compelling recognition : LGBT advocacy in the global human rights arena -- Conclusion : for everyone, everywhere : universality, relativism, and the anthropology of human rights
Summary This ethnography explores what transnational LGBT human rights advocates actually do on a day-to-day basis. Drawing on thirteen months of field research at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), the book explores how the first transnational LGBT human rights NGO formed and evolved, who is engaged in this work, how they conceptualise LGBT human rights, what they do to promote LGBT human rights transnationally, and how they have institutionalised their views at the UN and elsewhere
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
SUBJECT International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission fast
Subject Gay rights -- Cross-cultural studies
Human rights advocacy -- Cross-cultural studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gay Studies.
Gay rights
Human rights advocacy
Nichtstaatliche Organisation
Gay rights
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781452943251