D. Beyond hegemony: history, identity and activism in virtual queer spaces

As majoritarian and nationalist tendencies thrive in CEE, there are also several marginalised groups . The populist parties in particular have been working in CEE to foster traditional models of family and masculinity. We pay attention to the Queer movements that mobilise in this generally hostile space with their own logics and tools. We explore the limits of Western perspectives to Queer communities and look at how local understandings and knowledge emerge in these spatial and temporal practices and interactions. In particular, we study how an alternative Queer “us” emerges through online archiving and museum practices in Hungary and Romania (Sibinescu & Czigány). We study how, and by whom, these virtual spaces and their affordances are used to articulate queer history and identity.

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