Distinguished by its historical approach, â€œQueer Futuresâ€ 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 Bryantâ€™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 â€œendangered child.â€ Another essay explores how the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamationâ€™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. militaryâ€™s â€œdonâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€ policy, and a history of how â€œsafe streetsâ€ 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 Nyongâ€™o, Jason Ruiz, David Serlin, Tamara L. Spira, Susan Stryker, Margot D. Weiss
Author: Kevin Murphy, Jason Ruiz, David Serlin
Publisher: Duke University Press (2008)
Book Condition: New