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dc.contributor.authorFish, Julieen
dc.contributor.authorKing, A.en
dc.contributor.authorAlmack, K.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-14T11:49:23Z
dc.date.available2018-02-14T11:49:23Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-09
dc.identifier.citationFish, J., King, A. and Almack, K. (2018) Queerying activism through the lens of the sociology of everyday life. The Sociological Review, 99 (6), pp. 1194-1208en
dc.identifier.issn0038-0261
dc.identifier.issn1467-954X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15208
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI linken
dc.description.abstractThe approaching 30th anniversary of the introduction of the 1988 Local Government Act offers an opportunity to reflect on the nature of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) activism in Britain. The protests against its implementation involved some of the most iconic moments of queer activism. Important though they are, these singular, totemic moments, give rise to, and are sustained by small, almost unobtrusive, acts which form part of LGB people’s everyday lives. In this paper, we aim to contribute to a re-thinking of queer activism where iconic activism is placed in a synergetic relationship with the quieter practices in the quotidian lives of LGB people. We interrogate a series of examples, drawn from three studies, to expand ideas about how activism is constituted in everyday life. We discuss the findings in relation to three themes: the need to forge social bonds often formed a prompt to action; disrupting the binary dualism between making history and making a life; and the transformative potential of everyday actions/activism. The lens of the sociology of everyday life i) encourages a wider constituency of others to engage in politics; ii) problematizes the place of iconic activism.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjecteveryday lifeen
dc.subjectquotidian activismen
dc.subjectqueer politicsen
dc.subjectequalityen
dc.subjectrightsen
dc.titleQueerying activism through the lens of the sociology of everyday lifeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0038026118758576
dc.researchgroupCentre for LGBTQ Researchen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderLeicester, Hope Against Canceren
dc.funderUniversity of Nottingham, Research Fellowshipen
dc.funderTower Hamlets Borough Councilen
dc.projectidn/aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-02-09en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Health, Health Policy and Social Careen


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