Imagining LGBTIQ communities: An ethnographic study from Bogota, Colombia

Diner, S and Pepperell, N 2016, 'Imagining LGBTIQ communities: An ethnographic study from Bogota, Colombia', in M. Chou (ed.) Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Melbourne, Australia, 28 November - 1 December 2016, pp. 46-55.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Imagining LGBTIQ communities: An ethnographic study from Bogota, Colombia
Author(s) Diner, S
Pepperell, N
Year 2016
Conference name TASA 2016 Conference: Cities and Successful Societies
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 28 November - 1 December 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Editor(s) M. Chou
Publisher The Australian Sociological Association
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Start page 46
End page 55
Total pages 10
Abstract This article uses Anderson's concept of an imagined community to explore how members of the LGBTIQ community in Bogota, Colombia, imagine the boundaries of the community and establish forms of inclusion and exclusion. This research draws on auto-ethnographic observations conducted on a daily basis from January - May 2015, in Bogota, Colombia, with a particular focus on the LGBTIQ nightlife scene and LGBTIQ community centres. Autoethnographic observations were supplemented with interviews with fifteen professionals with insights into the LGBTIQ community. The research reveals tens`ions in the way the LGBTIQ community imagines itself - on the one hand, imagined to be a cohesive community in order to advocate for equal rights; on the other, imagined as internally divided into subcommunities and subcultures along lines of class, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other internal divisions.
Subjects Social Theory
Culture, Gender, Sexuality
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Keyword(s) LGBTIQ
imagined community
exclusion
auto-ethnography
Colombia
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