Generational Change in the American LGBT Community and Movement

8. 11. 2018
v 16:00 hodin, zasedací místnost 207, Jilská 1, Praha 1

Sociologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i., a katedra sociologie Institutu sociologických studií FSV UK si Vás dovolují pozvat na podzimní cyklus Čtvrtečních sociologických seminářů.

The American LGBT Community and Movement have played very important roles in recent modern times in defining the discourse of non-normative sexual/gender identities. Utilizing the concept of “generations” (Mannheim, Plummer), this presentation shall examine the history of that community and movement from the pre-World War II of secret urban subcultures, to the post war era of minority rights politics, gay liberation, the AIDS epidemic, the culture wars  and finally the commoditization of LGBT identity. Generational position and transmission has been different in each of these periods, however the emergence of the digital culture has fundamentally changed the generational dynamics in the LGBT community and movement.


Fred Fejes is a Professor of Media Studies at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida and currently the 2018-2019 Fulbright Distinguished Chair at Palacky University.


Seminar will be held in English. No registration is needed.