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Sexual Identities, Queer Politics - Mark Blasius

Sexual Identities, Queer Politics

By: Mark Blasius (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th January 2001
ISBN: 9780691058672
Number Of Pages: 368

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In this collection, political and public policy analysts explore the social concerns of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and the transgendered--what has come to be known as "lgbt" or "queer" politics. Compared to the humanities and to other social sciences, political science has been slow to address this phenomenon. Issues ranging from housing to adoption to laws on sodomy, however, have increasingly raised important political questions about the rights and status of sexual minorities, particularly within liberal democracies such as the United States, and also on an international level. This anthology offers the first comprehensive overview of the study of lgbt politics in political science across the discipline's main subfields and methodologies, and it spotlights lgbt movements in several regions around the world. Focusing on the politics of sexuality with regard to the politics of knowledge, the book presents a discussion of power that will interest all political scientists and others concerned with minority rights and gender as well as with transformation in the relations between public and private.

The articles cover such topics as lgbt power in urban politics, the impact of public opinion on lgbt life, means of effecting legal and political change in the United States, and international differences in lgbt political activism. The authors represent a new cadre of political scientists who are creating an interdisciplinary domain of research that is informed by and in turn generates political activism. They are Dennis Altman, M. V. Lee Badgett, Robert W. Bailey, Mark Blasius, Cathy J. Cohen, Timothy E. Cook, Paisley Currah, Juanita Diaz-Cotto, Jan-Willem Duyvendak, Leonard Harris, Bevin Hartnett, Rosalind Pollack Petchesky, David Rayside, Rebecca Mae Salokar, and Alan S. Yang.

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"Sexual Identities, Queer Politics enrich[es] both this specialized field and the study of politics as a whole."--Anna Marie Smith, Political Theory

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Sexual Identities, Queer Politics, and the Status of Knowledgep. 3
Comparative and International Perspectivesp. 21
The Structuring of Sexual Minority Activist Opportunities in the Political Mainstream: Britain, Canada, and the United Statesp. 23
Identity Politics in France and the Netherlands: The Case of Gay and Lesbian Liberationp. 56
Lesbian-Feminist Activism and Latin American Feminist Encuentrosp. 73
Global Gaze/Global Gaysp. 96
Sexual Rights: Inventing a Concept, Mapping an International Practicep. 118
Politically Theorizing Homosexualityp. 141
An Ethos of Lesbian and Gay Existencep. 143
Queer Theory, Lesbian and Gay Rights, and Transsexual Marriagesp. 178
Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?p. 200
Sexual-Identity Politics in the United Statesp. 229
Sexual Identity and Urban Space: Economic Structure and Political Actionp. 231
Beyond Gay Rights Litigation: Using a Systemic Strategy to Effect Political Change in the United Statesp. 256
Splitting Images: The Nightly Network News and the Politics of the Lesbian and Gay Movement, 1969-1978p. 286
Sexuality and the Politics of Knowledgep. 319
''Outing'' Alain L. Locke: Empowering the Silencedp. 321
Lesbians and Gays and the Politics of Knowledge: Rethinking General Models of Mass Opinion Changep. 342
Lesbian and Gay Think Tanks: Thinking for Successp. 359
List of Contributors and Affiliationsp. 377
Notes on the Contributorsp. 379
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ISBN: 9780691058672
ISBN-10: 0691058679
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 28th January 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.34  x 2.57
Weight (kg): 0.55