Dividends of Dissent How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington

ISBN-10: 0226289966
ISBN-13: 9780226289960
Edition: 2008
Authors: Amin Ghaziani
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Description: Marching on Washington is a hallowed tradition of American political protest, and demonstrations led by the women's rights, civil rights, and antiwar movements all endure in popular memory. Between 1979 and 2000 four major lesbian and gay  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Marching on Washington is a hallowed tradition of American political protest, and demonstrations led by the women's rights, civil rights, and antiwar movements all endure in popular memory. Between 1979 and 2000 four major lesbian and gay demonstrations took place there, and while these marches were some of the largest of their time, they have been sorely overlookeduntil now. Drawing on extensive archival research, historical data, original photographs, interviews with key activists, and more than a thousand news articles,The Dividends of Dissentoffers a thorough analysisdescriptive, historical, and sociologicalof these marches and their organization. Amin Ghaziani ably puts these demonstrations into their cultural context, chronicling gay and lesbian life at the time and the political currents that prompted the protests. He then turns to each march in detail, focusing on the role that internal dissent played in its organization. Ultimately, Ghaziani concludes that infighting can contribute positively to the development of social movements, and that the debates over the marches helped define what it means to be gay in the United States.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Problem of Infighting in Political Organizing
The Stonewall Spark: Lesbian and Gay Life in the 1970s
The Birth of a National Movement: The 1979 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights
War and Protest: Lesbian and Gay Life in the 1980s
For Love and For Life, We're Not Going Back! The 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights
The People Next Door: Lesbian and Gay Life in the Late 1980s and Early 1990s
A Simple Matter of Justice: The 1993 National March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation
Vertigo: Lesbian and Gay Life at the Dawn of the Millennium
"The Event in 2000": The Millennium March on Washington for (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Equality
Conclusion: How Conflict and Culture Work in Political Organizing
Comparative Cultural Analysis
Coding Manual
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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