Immigrants in the Sexual Revolution

Perceptions and Participation in Northwest Europe
Palgrave Macmillan (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 10. August 2018
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 304 Seiten
978-3-319-84200-4 (ISBN)
This book focuses on the latter half of the twentieth century, when much of northwest Europe grew increasingly multicultural with the arrival of foreign workers and (post-)colonial migrants, whilst simultaneously experiencing a boom in feminist and sexual liberation activism. Using multilingual newspapers, foreign worker organizations' archives, and interviews, this book shows that immigrants in the Netherlands and Denmark held a variety of viewpoints about European gender and sexual cultures. Some immigrants felt solidarity with, and even participated in, European social movements that changed norms and laws in favor of women's equality, gay and lesbian rights, and sexual liberation. These histories challenge today's politicians and journalists who strategically link immigration to sexual conservatism, misogyny, and homophobia.
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017
  • Englisch
  • Cham
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  • Schweiz
Springer International Publishing
  • Für Beruf und Forschung
  • 12 farbige Tabellen, 5 farbige Abbildungen, 7 s/w Abbildungen
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  • 12 Tables, color; 5 Illustrations, color; 7 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 287 p. 12 illus., 5 illus. in color.
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 148 mm
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  • Dicke: 16 mm
  • 396 gr
978-3-319-84200-4 (9783319842004)
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Andrew DJ Shield is Fellow and Lecturer at Roskilde University, Denmark, where he focuses on the intersections of immigration, race, gender, sexuality, and media in Europe. He lives and bikes in Copenhagen.
PART I: INTRODUCTION.- Chapter 1. "The disaster of Islamization. where gays are not safe to walk the streets, women are seen as inferior": Pro-Gay, Anti-Immigrant Politics and the Right, 2000-2017.- Chapter 2. "There were no colored people in the classrooms": The Disavowal of Heterogeneity.- PART II: PERCEPTIONS.- Chapter 3. "Like the Great Pyramids of Egypt. you can't talk about Denmark without talking about The Danish Woman": Immigrant Perceptions of European Gender and Sexual Cultures.- Chapter 4. ".[I]t does not have to be because they want to get married and have children": Teaching Danish Sexuality and Gender Norms to Foreign Workers, 1972.- PART III: SOLIDARITY.- Chapter 5. "They're fighting for women's rights, we're fighting for equal rights for Turkish people, and that's the only difference": Foreign Workers Organize in the Footsteps of the Women's Movement, The Netherlands, 1974-1980.- Chapter 6. "All of that talk about feminism was very hard to understand": Immigrant Women and European Feminism, 1974-1985.- PART IV: PARTICIPATION.- Chapter 7. "Help me, an Indonesian boy living in Holland. flee my parents": Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in European Gay/Lesbian Contact Ads, 1960s-1980s.- Chapter 8. "I was one of the first colored gays": Experiences of Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in European Gay/Lesbian Scenes, 1960s-1980s.- Chapter 9. Epilogue: "It was a cultural evolution": Rethinking Immigrant Sexual Politics since the 1980s.- Bibliography.- Index
'Shield's timely and hugely important work takes fresh perspectives on immigration to

Northwest Europe from Turkey, Morocco and Pakistan in particular. Rather than seeing

a homogenised threat or groups of passive victims, he shows how immigrants have

responded to changing cultures of gender and sexuality in multiple ways. The book does

something genuinely new and comes as a nuanced and carefully argued counter to the

poisonous rhetoric of right-wing nationalists in Europe and beyond.'

- Matt Cook, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

'This is a remarkable book. With a multitude of sources, Andrew DJ Shield welds together

the history of late twentieth-century immigration to Denmark and the Netherlands and

presents it from the immigrants' viewpoint. An astute scholarly work, which effectively

refutes some of the most common xenophobic and populist claims of our time, the book

has relevance for how we understand cross-cultural experiences everywhere.'

- Jens Rydström, Lund University, Sweden

'We tend to forget how solidarity and social cohesion were constructed in past decades. This is a must-read for journalists, policy makers and academics.'

- Marlou Schrover, Leiden University, The Netherlands

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