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Intersectionality and LGBT Activist Politics

Multiple Others in Croatia and Serbia

  • Bojan Bilić
  • Sanja Kajinić

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Widening the Community

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Amir Hodžić, J. Poštić, Arian Kajtezović
      Pages 33-54
    3. Milica Batričević, Andrej Cvetić
      Pages 77-103
  3. At the Crossroads of Oppression

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 225-232

About this book


This volume combines empirically oriented and theoretically grounded reflections upon various forms of LGBT activist engagement to examine how the notion of intersectionality enters the political context of contemporary Serbia and Croatia. By uncovering experiences of multiple oppression and voicing fear and frustration that accompany exclusionary practices, the contributions to this book seek to reinvigorate the critical potential of intersectionality, in order to generate the basis for wider political alliances and solidarities in the post-Yugoslav space. The authors, both activists and academics, challenge the systematic absence of discussions of (post-)Yugoslav LGBT activist initiatives in recent social science scholarship, and show how emancipatory politics of resistance can reshape what is possible to imagine as identity and community in post-war and post-socialist societies.

This book will be of interest to scholars and students in the areas of history and politics of Yugoslavia and the post-Yugoslav states, as well as to those working in the fields of political sociology, European studies, social movements, gay and lesbian studies, gender studies, and queer theory and activism. 


post-Yugoslav space oppression identity lesbian gay Yugoslavia poverty class sociology bisexuality Asexuality homosexuality Workers’ Rights Homophobia

Editors and affiliations

  • Bojan Bilić
    • 1
  • Sanja Kajinić
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Bologna, Forlì CampusForlìItaly

About the editors

Bojan Bilić is Marie Curie Fellow at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Sanja Kajinić is MIREES academic tutor and lecturer at the University of Bologna, School of Political Sciences, Forlì, Italy.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Intersectionality and LGBT Activist Politics
  • Book Subtitle Multiple Others in Croatia and Serbia
  • Editors Bojan Bilić
    Sanja Kajinić
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-59030-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-95487-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-59031-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Gender Studies
    Social Structure, Social Inequality
    Ethnicity Studies
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“This is a brilliant, timely and engaged book, making an original contribution to the growing field of LGBTQ studies. It is extremely rare for a book to address intersecting oppressions so explicitly, focus so strongly on a particularly important geographical space or offer such a rich mix of standpoints, voices and writing styles. The explicit concern with combining academic, research and activist endeavours is carried off with aplomb. This volume is likely to leave a lasting impression on all who read it.” (Paul Stubbs, Institute of Economics, Zagreb, Croatia)