Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit

  • Moira Dustin
  • Nuno Ferreira
  • Susan Millns

Part of the Gender and Politics book series (GAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Setting the Context to Gender and Queer Perspectives on Brexit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira, Susan Millns
      Pages 3-14
    3. Columba Achilleos-Sarll, Benjamin Martill
      Pages 15-44
    4. Aisha K. Gill, Nazneen Ahmed
      Pages 45-58
  3. The UK and the EU: What Future Ahead?

  4. Voices from UK Countries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 303-303
    2. Yvonne Galligan
      Pages 363-385
  5. Looking Beyond the UK, Beyond the EU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Moira Dustin, Nuno Ferreira, Susan Millns
      Pages 463-472
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 473-485

About this book


This collection examines the opportunities and challenges, rights and wrongs, and prospects and risks of Brexit from the perspectives of gender and sexuality. While much has been written about Brexit from legal, political, social and economic perspectives, there has been little analysis of the effects of Brexit on women and gender/sexual minorities who have historically been marginalised and whose voices have been less audible in political debates – both nationally and at the European level. The collection explores how Brexit might change the equality, human rights and social justice landscape, but from the viewpoint of women and gender/sexual minorities. The contributions gathered in it demonstrate the variety of ways that Brexit will make a difference to the lives of women and individuals marginalised because of gender or sexual identity.


Brexit queer individuals European Union sexual minorities gender minorities toxic masculinity language associated with militarism language associated with deal-making black and minority ethnic (BME) women referendum campaign Brexit implications for women UN Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) Civil Protection Orders critical race feminism anti-discrimination Common European Asylum System human rights gender identity gender recognition discrimination policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Moira Dustin
    • 1
  • Nuno Ferreira
    • 2
  • Susan Millns
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  2. 2.School of LawUniversity of SussexBrightonUK
  3. 3.School of LawUniversity of SussexBrightonUK

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