By Dr Duggan Marian
Queering clash bargains a distinct culturally particular research into the ways that homophobia in Northern eire has been proficient and sustained through the latter half the 20th century. This ebook takes the failure of the British govt to increase the 1967 Sexual Offences Act to Northern eire as its significant element to illustrate the delicate, yet vital, alterations governing attitudes in the direction of homosexuality in Northern Ireland.
Both homophobia and hate crimes are proven to be positioned in the framework of Northern Ireland's socio-political historical past in addition to a part of an total tradition of violence which existed due to 'the Troubles'. Duggan indicates how the impact of ethical and spiritual conservatism born out of sectarian divisions resulted in homophobia changing into an essential component of group unity and id formation. a long time of political instability ended in the marginalization of rights for lesbians and homosexual males, however the peace method has ended in the improvement of a discourse of equality that is slowly permitting sexual minorities to situate themselves in the new Northern Ireland.
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