Framing Queer Activism in Poland: From Liberal Values to Solidarity

  • Justyna StruzikEmail author


The chapter scrutinises various frames produced by Polish queer activism, as developed since the end of the 1990s in a new democratic and capitalist reality. I argue that within the frames, there is a visible shift towards more solidarity and social justice-oriented values. The paper explores the changes and transformations within the main frames—it presents how the master interpretative schemes based on liberal values have recently been converted into the frames built upon an importance of solidarity and social relations: a family frame “We are a family” and a solidarity frame “Solidarity is our weapon”. The shift could be provoked on the one hand by public debates about the negative or ambiguous results of the economic transition, the changeable political climate, or, on the other hand, by the internal differentiation and development of the LGBTQ movement.


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  1. 1.Institute of Sociology at Jagiellonian University in KrakówKrakówPoland

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