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A Queer History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)

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Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction

Drawing on years of research, activism, and legal advocacy, Queer (In)Justice is a searing examination of queer experiences--as "suspects," defendants, prisoners, and survivors of crime. The authors unpack queer criminal archetypes--like "gleeful gay killers," "lethal lesbians," "disease spreaders," and "deceptive gender benders"--to illustrate the punishment of queer expression, regardless of whether a crime was ever committed. Tracing stories from the streets to the bench to behind prison bars, the authors prove that the policing of sex and gender both bolsters and reinforces racial and gender inequalities. A groundbreaking work that turns a "queer eye" on the criminal legal system, Queer (In)Justice illuminates and challenges the many ways in which queer lives are criminalized, policed, and punished.

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Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction

A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary-source documents, literature, and cultural histories, scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s. 

About the Author

Michael Bronski has been involved in Gay Liberation as a political organizer, writer, editor, publisher, and theorist since 1969. He wrote extensively for the LGBT press in the 1970s and 1980s. He is the author of Culture Clash: The Making of Gay Sensibility and The Pleasure Principle: Sex, Backlash and the Struggle for Gay Freedom. He has edited several books including Pulp Friction: Uncovering the Golden Age of Gay Male Pulps. His essays have appeared in nearly forty anthologies. As a journalist, cultural critic, and political commentator he has been published in a wide array of venues including The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, GLQ, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Phoenix. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Women's and Gender Studies and Jewish Studies program sat Dartmouth College.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Author’s Note

Introduction

One: The Persecuting Society

Two: Sexually Ambiguous Revolutions

Three: Imagining a Queer America

Four: A Democracy of Death and Art

Five: A Dangerous Purity

Seven: Production and Marketing of Gender

Eight: Sex in the Trenches

Nine: Visible Communities/Invisible Lives

Ten: Revolt/Backlash/Resistance

Epilogue

 

Acknowledgments

Notes

Credits

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807044650
Author:
Bronski, Michael
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 1.0456 lb

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A Queer History of the United States is more than a “who’s who” of queer history: it is a book that radically challenges how we understand American history. Drawing upon primary-source documents, literature, and cultural histories, scholar and activist Michael Bronski charts the breadth of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from 1492 to the 1990s. 

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