American Queer, Now and Then

AUTHOR: David Shneer, Caryn Aviv
CONTRIBUTORS: Audre Lorde, Alfred C. Kinsey, Wardell B. Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin, George Chauncey, George Henry, Loren Cameron, Kate Bernstein, Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy, Madeline Davis, Wayne Myslik, Bonnie J. Morris, William G. Hawkeswood, Alex W. Costly, Richard Bruce Nugent, Christi Cassidy, Michael Called, Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt, Dwight A. McBride, Dan Savage, Suzanna Danuta Walters, Judith Stacey and Elizabeth Davenport, Daniel Gross, Steven Goldstein, Chief Justice Margaret Marshall, Tony Kushner, Leslie Feinberg, Moisés Kaufman,Valerie Jenness, Henry Gerber, Mary Casal, Josh Gamson, David Shneer, Caryn Aviv
PUBLISHER: Routledge
DATE: 2006
PAGES: 306

Publisher’s Description

Contrasting queer life today and in years past, this landmark book brings together autobiographies, poetry, film studies, maps, documents, laws, and other texts to explore the meaning and practice of the word queer. By this Shneer and Aviv mean: queer as both a form of social violence and a call to political activism; queer as played by Robin Williams and Sharon Stone and as lived by Matthew Shepard and Brandon Teena; queer in the courthouses of Washington D.C. and on the streets of hometown America. Contextualizing these contemporary stories with ones from the past, and understanding them through the analytic tools of feminist social criticism and history, the authors show what it means to be queer in America.

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Paperback. Purchased used by the library.

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