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Sexuality and Democracy Identities and Strategies in Lesbian and Gay Politics

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ISBN-10: 074860958X

ISBN-13: 9780748609581

Edition: 2000

Authors: Momin Rahman

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Drawing on examples set by feminists, this textbook explores the problems of pursuing lesbian and gay political agendas within the present structure of democracy. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the author connects the analysis of lesbian and gay identities in sociology and cultural studies with the analysis of democracy in political theory. This paves the way for a consideration for the implications of sociological theories of sexuality for democratic theory and practice. Engaging with queer theory, the dominant perspective in the area of sexual identity and politics, the author offers a critique of many of the theorists - including Judith Butler and Diana Fuss-and directions within this field. This approach offers a broad focus on the issues of citizenship and legal, social and political policies with which queer theorists are involved. Up to date with current debates, this book reflects the need to return from an inaccessible level of abstract theory. It grounds ideas about sexuality in material and political realities by assessing the possibility of articulating a sociological view of the sexual self which can be translated into effective political strategies.
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Book details

List price: $57.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 4/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction: The unhappy marriage of sexuality and democracy
Sexuality as identity
Understanding sexual subjectivity
Sexual subjectivity in social context
Que(e?)rying political identity
Exploring political strategies
Conclusion: Liberty or equality?
Bibliography
Index