“Regrettably, it seems that breaking one border causes others to tumble”

Nationalism and Homonegativity in the 2015 Slovak Referendum
By Veronika Valkovičová

The paper focuses on the interplay of nationalist and homonegative discourses applied by anti-LGBT activists during the Slovak Referendum on the Protection of Family in 2015. The study applies a conceptual framework of Europeanisation as a cognitive resource, which activists on the national level apply in order to campaign against same-sex marriage and adoption rights of LGBT people. Via frame content analysis, the study contributes to diverse literature on the discursive cleavage-building of homonegativity and ethno-nationalism in Central and Eastern European countries.

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