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Paradoxical publicness: becoming-imperceptible with the Brazilian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement

J. Simon Hutta

in Rethinking the public

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781847424167
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303275 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.003.0010
Paradoxical publicness: becoming-imperceptible with the Brazilian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement

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This chapter explores the possibilities of political world making on the part of marginalised actors, focusing on the emergence of the lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual movement in Brazil. It points to the heterogenous enactments of the ‘first wave’ of the gay movement, and to the conflicts and confrontations these later produced. The chapter uses this account both to challenge the ‘publics/counterpublics’ distinction in the work of Fraser and Warner, and to offer in their place the notion of ‘paradoxical publics’ and their generative potential.

Keywords: Brazil; homosexuality; political world making; bisexual movement; gay movement; paradoxical publics

Chapter.  8556 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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