The Polish LGBT movement : symbolic conflict and stigma
This thesis examines the political activities of the LGBT movement in Poland as it seeks to increase its position on the socio-political landscape and ultimately rid itself of stigma. Using ethnographic data collection at a non-governmental organisation in Warsaw, it discusses the use of symbols and the accumulation of what Bourdieu called symbolic capital. It draws heavily on the theory of Harrison's symbolic conflict and Schwimmer's notions of symbolic and direct competition, while bringing in Goffman's model of stigma to explain some of the behaviour of the activists themselves.
PublisherUniversitetet i Tromsø
University of Tromsø
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