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Lesbian and gay politics and participation in New Labour's Britain

Carabine, Jean and Monro, Surya (2004). Lesbian and gay politics and participation in New Labour's Britain. Social Politics, 11(2) pp. 312–327.

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This article draws on a two-year ESRC-funded research project on lesbian and gay equality in British local government to explore the possibilities for lesbian and gay politics and participation in New Labour's Britain. It is argued that in the absence of any explicit central government policy supporting lesbian and gay equalities, UK local authorities and community actors are required to act strategically and creatively with available policy discourses and initiatives to create spaces for their purposes. The effectiveness of such strategies, and decisions about which strategies to pursue, are also very much dependent on and affected by local political, cultural, and religious contexts and history.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2004 Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1468-2893
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetR000239293ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Extra Information: Special Issue: New Contexts for Collective Action: The Politics of Parenting, Partnering, and Participation
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 9259
Depositing User: Mina Panchal
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:05
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