Becoming more and more European: nationhood, Europe, and same-Sex sexualities in the life stories of Lithuanian LGBQ people

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Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
Becoming more and more European: nationhood, Europe, and same-Sex sexualities in the life stories of Lithuanian LGBQ people
In the Journal:
Journal of contemporary European studies [JCES]. 2022, 32, 2, p. 428-441
Keywords:
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Subkultūros / Subcultures; Kultūrinis identitetas / Cultural identitity.
Summary / Abstract:

ENI discuss Lithuanian LGBQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer) people’s views on belonging to the West/EUrope. I will argue that the research participants’ age group, location of residence, their (not)involvement with LGBTQ+ leisure culture and/or their migrant status made a significant impact towards forming their subjective sense of (not) belonging to the West, when they discussed their personal experiences of spending time abroad. When belonging to the West/EUrope was discussed against the backdrop of national belonging, the research participants syncretised the elements of the dominant nationalistic narrative, and the Rainbow Europe narrative in order to homosexualise the national canon and to construct an accommodating version of Lithuania as the Rainbow Nation. Keywords: Europeanisation, LGBQ, belonging, nationalism, life stories, discourse. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/14782804.2022.2153242
ISSN:
1478-2790; 1478-2804
Related Publications:
"Nation" and "Europe" : reapproaching the debates about Lithuanian national identity / Egle Rindzeviciute. Journal of Baltic studies. 2003, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 74-91.
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