LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader (Paperback)
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LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader (Paperback)

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Paperback 592 Pages / Published: 19/09/2017
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A definitive collection of original essays on queer politics From Harvey Milk to ACT UP to Proposition 8, no political change in the last two decades has been as rapid as the advancement of civil rights for LGBTQ people. As we face a critical juncture in progressive activism, political science, which has been slower than most disciplines to study the complexity of queer politics, must grapple with the shifting landscape of LGBTQ rights and inclusion. LGBTQ Politics analyzes both the successes and obstacles to building the LGBTQ movement over the past twenty years, offering analyses that point to possibilities for the movement's future. Essays cover a range of topics, including activism, law, and coalition-building, and draw on subfields such as American politics, comparative politics, political theory, and international relations. LGBTQ Politics presents the full range of methodological, ideological, and substantive approaches to LGBTQ politics that exist in political science. Analyses focused on mainstream institutional and elite politics appear alongside contributions grounded in grassroots movements and critical theory. While some essays celebrate the movement's successes and prospects, others express concerns that its democratic basis has become undermined by a focus on funding power over people power, attempts to fragment the LGBTQ movement from racial, gender and class justice, and a persistent attachment to single-issue politics. A comprehensive, thought-provoking collection, LGBTQ Politics: A Critical Reader will give rise to continued critical discussion of the parameters of LGBTQ politics.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9781479834099
Number of pages: 592
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"LGBTQPolitics happily upends whateverit is we thought we meant by LGBTQ politics. In addition to the volume's superbmakeovers of the now-usual suspects-marriage equality and public opinion onLGBTQ lives and rights-this reader makes a winning argument that so many notgay vectors of inequality and politicization are of critical import to queer communitiesand a queerer future. . .comprehensive and commanding."-Joseph J. Fischel,Author of Sex and Harm in the Age of Consent
"For far too long, LGBTQ and sexualitypolitics have been sidelined, considered less important, less respectable, orless necessary research topics in political science. This expansive,impressive, and needed volume provides a forceful and dynamic response. Bybringing together some of today's leading lights and newest scholars, thisanthology illuminates just how central these questions are to our discipline,how they provide rich opportunities to hone our methodological concerns andsubstantive analysis, how they provide a means to integrate the many subfieldsof political science, how they can foster links between our discipline and thebroader social sciences, and how political inquiry must connect to the ongoingchallenges of contemporary intersectional activism, law, and policymaking."-Stephen M. Engel,Author of Fragmented Citizens: The Changing Landscape of Gay and Lesbian Lives
"This volume is both definitive andcomprehensive in its treatment of LGBTQ politics. Collectively, the essaysencompass a mature and vital area of scholarly inquiry that spans the range ofmethods, questions, geographic territory, and historical scope of analysisacross political science. They illustrate both the independent importance ofLGBTQ politics and the ways that understanding LGBTQ politics challenges andstrengthens the discipline of political science. A sterling achievement."-Julie Novkov,Author of The Supreme Court and the Presidency: Struggles for Supremacy
"For decades, queer scholars assailed anexclusionary US political science. Now,following the groundbreaking intersectional work of feminist politicalanalysis, these three remarkable scholars have crafted a critical reader tomark the arrival of LGBTQ politics at the center of the American discipline'sconcerns.Reaching across the LGBTQpolitical landscape and US structural inequalities, the editors andcontributors engage with core concepts for American scholars, students, andactivists, then extend the collection's analysis into the world."-Michael Bosia,Co-editor of Global Homophobia: States, Movements, and the Politics of Oppression

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