Sexual strangers [electronic resource] : gays, lesbians, and dilemmas of citizenship / Shane Phelan.

Author
Phelan, Shane [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2001.
Description
1 online resource (192 p.)

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Subject(s)
Series
Queer politics, queer theories. [More in this series]
Summary note
Is the United States a heterosexual regime? If it is, how may we understand the political position of those who cannot or will not align themselves with heterosexuality? With these provocative questions, Shane Phelan raises the issue of whether lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people can be seen as citizens at all. Can citizenship be made queer? Or does citizenship require the exclusion of those who are regarded as queer to preserve the ""equality"" that it promises? In Sexual Strangers, Shane Phelan argues that, in the United States, queers are strangers -- not
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Description based upon print version of record.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-176) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Citizens and Strangers; 2. Structures of Strangeness: Bodies, Passions, and Citizenship; 3. Structures of Strangeness: Citizenship and Kinship; 4. Negotiating Strangeness: Assimilation and Visibility; 5. Strangers among "Us": Secondary Marginalization and "LGBT" Politics; 6. Queering Citizenship; Notes; Bibliography; Index
ISBN
  • 1-282-93877-0
  • 9786612938771
  • 1-4399-0414-6
OCLC
630545107
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