Sexual strangers : gays, lesbians, and dilemmas of citizenship / Shane Phelan.

Author
Phelan, Shane [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Philadelphia, PA : Temple University Press, 2001.
Description
x, 179 pages ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Queer politics, queer theories [More in this series]
Summary note
In this book, the author raises the issue of whether lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people can be seen as citizens at all. She argues that, in the United States, queers are strangers - not exactly the enemy, since they are not excluded from all rights of citizenship, but not quite members. Rather, they are ambiguous figures who trouble the border between "us" and "themi", a border just as central to liberal regimes as to other states. The book addresses questions of long-standing importance to minority group politics: the meaning and terms of inclusion, respect, and resistance.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-176) and index.
Contents
  • 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.
Other title(s)
Gays, lesbians, and dilemmas of citizenship
ISBN
  • 1566398274 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9781566398275 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 1566398282 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
  • 9781566398282 ((pbk. ; : alk. paper))
LCCN
00032564
OCLC
44019058
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