Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution, Omar G. Encarnación
Latin American gays and lesbians have mobilized for the expansion of rights for half a century. The region’s first organization, Argentina’s Nuestro Mundo (Our World), was formed in 1967, two years prior to New York’s Stonewall riots, the mythical birthplace of the gay rights movement in the United States. Yet political science attention to such mobilization was scant until very recently. Attention has increased significantly over the last decade, however, primarily as a result of the legalization of same-sex marriage in several countries and the intense social and political debates it has sparked. The blindingly fast speed with which this phenomenon has unfolded, which Omar G. Encarnación very appropriately terms a “gay rights revolution,” has placed the region at the forefront of sexual rights globally. Indeed, seen as a veritable puzzle by casual observers, given widely held stereotypes about being a highly conservative region, same-sex marriage today is a reality in countries in which more than 80 percent of Latin Americans live. The recent increase in scholarly attention has resulted in the publication of numerous journal articles and several book manuscripts, including Encarnación’s excellent Out in the Periphery.
The arguments presented in the book are not new: they have been previously advanced
To continue reading, see options above.
Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.
Voting and the Electorate
Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilsonview additional issues
Articles | Book reviews
PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION AND DEMOCRACY
The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.
With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.