Grassroots Literacies: Lesbian and Gay Activism and the by Serkan Görkemli

By Serkan Görkemli

Examines the grassroots activism of an Internet-mediated collegiate lesbian and homosexual association in Turkey.

Grassroots Literacies analyzes the complicated concerns surrounding lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender representations, expertise, and grassroots activism in foreign contexts in the course of the lens of Legato, a collegiate lesbian and homosexual organization that engaged in activism in faculties and universities in Turkey from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s. utilizing the net and electronic media, Legato enabled scholars to hook up with one another on campuses around the kingdom and brought them to new (i.e., lesbian and homosexual) identification different types and neighborhood activism. Serkan Görkemli provides historic, cultural, visible, and interview-based analyses of Legato contributors’ “coming out” reports and makes use of of electronic media. participants emerged as sexuality activists with the aid of the net and engaged with detrimental representations of homosexuality via offline occasions reminiscent of movie screenings, examining teams, and meetings within the not easy context of burgeoning civil society efforts in Turkey. Bridging transnational and literacy-based stories, the booklet finally lines the contours of a “transnational literacy” relating to sexuality.

Serkan Görkemli is Assistant Professor of English on the college of Connecticut-Stamford.

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