Queer Futures (Radical History Review (Duke University Press))

In this special issue of Radical History Review, scholars and activists examine the rise of homonormativity, a lesbian and gay politics that embraces neoliberal values under the guise of queer sexual liberation Contributors look at the historical forces through which lesbian and gay rights organizations and community advocates align with social conservatives and endorseIn this special issue of Radical History Review, scholars and activists examine the rise of homonormativity, a lesbian and gay politics that embraces neoliberal values under the guise of queer sexual liberation Contributors look at the historical forces through which lesbian and gay rights organizations and community advocates align with social conservatives and endorse family oriented formations associated with domestic partnership, adoption, military service, and gender normative social roles.Distinguished by its historical approach, Queer Futures examines homonormativity as a phenomenon that emerged in the United States after World War II and gained traction in the 1960s and 1970s One essay compares Anita Bryant s antigay campaigns in the late 1970s with those of current same sex marriage proponents to show how both focus on the abstract figure of the endangered child Another essay explores how the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation s organizational amnesia has shaped its often conservative agenda Other essays include a Marxist reading of the transsexual body, an examination of reactionary politics at the core of the movement to repeal the U.S military s don t ask, don t tell policy, and a history of how safe streets patrols in the 1970s and 1980s became opportunities for urban gentrification and community exploitation.Contributors Anna M Agathangelou, Daniel Bassichis, Aaron Belkin, Nan Alamilla Boyd, Maxime Cervulle, Vincent Doyle, Roderick A Ferguson, Christina Hanhardt, Dan Irving, Regina Kunzel, Patrick McCreery, Kevin P Murphy, Tavia Nyong o, Jason Ruiz, David Serlin, Tamara L Spira, Susan Stryker, Margot D Weiss
Queer Futures Radical History Review Duke University Press In this special issue of Radical History Review scholars and activists examine the rise of homonormativity a lesbian and gay politics that embraces neoliberal values under the guise of queer sexual

  • Title: Queer Futures (Radical History Review (Duke University Press))
  • Author: David Serlin Kevin P. Murphy Jason Ruiz
  • ISBN: 9780822366867
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Queer Futures (Radical History Review (Duke University Press))”

    1. i've known about queer theory for around a year or so, but i never acquired any of the literature of it until i stumbled upon this in a half-price books in march-april-ish of this year. every essay in this issue of RHR goes deep into investigating the queer discourse and its various intersections, and opened me up to oft-forgotten pieces of history that are still just as important now as they were then, if not more so, as well as introducing me to many of the key concepts important to understand [...]

    2. Some of the essays in this will be really helpful for my thesis, and some I couldn't really adapt to my purposes. Overall I like the way these essays approach homonormativity and the continuing work of queer(s)/theory to undermine normative forces and the exclusions those forces necessarily entail.

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