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Gender Transformations: Ethnography of Sexuality and Queer/LGBT Studies in the Czech Republic

Publication at Faculty of Humanities |


The article maps out the current situation of LGBT and queer issues in the Czech Republic, including the academia. The paper concentrates on conceptualization and reflection of the connections – and separations – of gender and sexuality in Czech society after 1989, which explains the specificity of LGBT activities there and places them in theoretical, historical-social and political contexts. The paper is divided into four parts.

1) Conceptual frameworks and trends in the perception of gender and sexuality in the Czech Republic;

2) The media discourse and images of LGBT/queer issues in Czech society;

3) Political activism and gender discourse; and

4) The LGBT academic discourse.