Forging Gay Identities Organizing Sexuality in San Francisco, 1950-1994

ISBN-10: 0226026949
ISBN-13: 9780226026947
Edition: 2002
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Description: Unlike many social movements, the gay and lesbian struggle for visibility and rights has succeeded in combining a unified group identity with the celebration of individual differences. Armstrong explores how this happened, developing a new approach  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Unlike many social movements, the gay and lesbian struggle for visibility and rights has succeeded in combining a unified group identity with the celebration of individual differences. Armstrong explores how this happened, developing a new approach that draws on both social movement and organizational theory.

Elizabeth A. Armstrong is Associate Professor of Sociology and Organizational Studies at University of Michigan.

Contents List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on Use of Identity Terms
The Transformation of the Lesbian/Gay Movement
Part 1
Forging a Gay Identity Movement
Beginnings: Homosexual Politics and Organizations, 1950-1968
Innovation: Gay Liberation and the Origins of Coming Out, 1969-1970
Opportunity: Gay Liberation and the Decline of the New Left, 1969-1973
The Crystallization of a Gay Identity Movement, 1971-1973
Part 2
Consequences of Field Formation
Success: Growth of a Gay Identity Movement in the 1970s
Exclusions: Gender, Race, and Class in the Gay Identity Movement
Challenge: The Effect of AIDS on the Gay Identity Movement, 1981-1994
Continuity and Change: The Gay Identity Movement in the 1980s and 1990s
Part
Conclusion
Institutions, Social Movements, and American Political Culture
Appendix: Constructing a Database of San Francisco's Lesbian/Gay Organizations
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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