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By Luca Trappolin,Alessandro Gasparini,Robert Wintemute

ISBN-10: 1849462755

ISBN-13: 9781849462754

Homophobia exists in lots of varied varieties throughout Europe. Member States supply asymmetric degrees of felony safety for lesbian and homosexual rights; even as the social meanings and practices in relation to homosexuality are culturally targeted and intersect in complicated methods with gender, classification and ethnicity in numerous nationwide contexts.

The essays during this quantity illustrate the findings of a ecu undertaking on homophobia and primary rights within which sociologists and felony specialists have analysed the location in 4 Member States: Italy, Slovenia, Hungary and the UK.

The first a part of the publication investigates the sociological dimensions of homophobia via qualitative tools regarding either heterosexual and self-defined lesbian and homosexual respondents, together with these in ethnic groups. the purpose is to appreciate how homophobia and homosexuality are outlined and skilled within the lifestyle of participants.

The moment half is dedicated to a felony research of the way homophobia is reproduced 'in legislation' and the way it's faced 'with law'. The research examines statute and case legislations; 'soft law'; administrative practices; the dialogue of debts inside of parliamentary committees; and judgements of public gurus. one of the components mentioned are 'hate crimes' and 'hate speech'; schooling in any respect degrees; unfastened circulation, immigration and asylum; and cross-border reproductive services.

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