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RSCRESEARCH IN SOCIAL CHANGEVolume 10, Issue 2May 2018
|2 RSCVolume 10, Issue 2, May 2018RSCRESEARCHIN SOCIAL CHANGEEDITORBorut Rončević, Faculty of Information Studies, Novo Mesto, SloveniaASSISTANT EDITOR and CONTACT PERSON:Petra Kleindienst, School of Advanced Social Studies, Nova Gorica,Slovenia, [email protected]EDITORIAL BOARD- Gabriel BADESCU, Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania- Andras BOZOKI, Central European University, Hungary- Luca BRUSATI, SDA Bocconi, Italy- Ladislava CABADA, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic- Jane CURRY, Santa Clara University, USA- Nikolai GENOV, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany- Tea GOLOB, School of Advanced Social Studies, Slovenia- Umut KORKUT, Caledonian University in Glasgow, UK- Zenonas NORKUS, Vilnius University, Lithuania- Matej MAKAROVIČ, Faculty of Media, Slovenia- Peter VEROVŠEK, University of Sheffield, UK- Lerna YANIK, Kadir Has University, TurkeyPRINTUlčakar & JK GrafikaPUBLISHERZaložba VegaISSN1855 – 4202RSCis included in Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)and CSA Sociological Abstracts.
3 | RSCVolume 10, Issue 2, May 2018CONTENTSVolume 10, Issue 2, May 2018Anindya Kar and Aneesh K. ALEGAL RECOGNITION AND SOCIETAL REACTION ON SEXUAL MINORITIES:REFLECTIONS ON MORAL POLICING AND MENTAL HEALTH OF LGBTCOMMUNITY IN INDIA………………………………..................................................................4Bojan Radej and Mojca GolobičINTEGRATION PROBLEM……………………………….........................................................32Frank Aragbonfoh AbumereTHE DETERMINANT OF THE WESTERNESS AND NON-WESTERNESS OFINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORIES……………………...…………………………68Mira ŠorovićIMPORTANCE AND ROLE OF TURKEY IN THE WESTERN BALKANS…………83Frane Adam and Barbara TomšičSCIENCE AT HIGH SCHOOLS – COLLABORATION BETWEEN RESEARCHERSAND STUDENTS……………………...…………………………………………………………….105
|4 RSCVolume 10, Issue 2, May 2018LEGAL RECOGNITION AND SOCIETAL REACTION ON SEXUALMINORITIES: REFLECTIONS ON MORAL POLICING ANDMENTAL HEALTH OF LGBT COMMUNITY IN INDIAAnindya KarChief Medical Officer, Advanced Neuropsychiatry Institute, Kolkata, IndiaE-mail:[email protected]Aneesh K. ADoctoral Student, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School ofSocial Sciences (SSS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, IndiaE-mail:[email protected]Abstract:Intolerance and discrimination towards sexual minorities areworldwidephenomenon.India’stransformationfromaprejudicedandstigmatised country to a minority friendly society is a worth speculating.Furthermore, people of sexual minorities, and their rights, once recognised inthe past are more likely to face harassment, threat of violence, and, moralpolicing because of the lack of social acceptance and legal recognition. LGBTcommunity, as a part of social minority group, suffers from various kinds ofsocio-economic and cultural injustices which in turn make them vulnerable tomental health problems. But this highly significant aspect is understudied by theacademia and policy makers. This article is the first attempt to explore theimpact of law, society and culture on the mental health of LGBT community inIndia.

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