American Homo

Community and Perversity
Author(s): Jeffrey Escoffier
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2018
Product Number: EB00719149
Released: Oct 02, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781788732338
Publisher: Verso
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A sweeping account of the way lesbian, gay, and bisexual people have challenged and changed society In this provocative book, Jeffrey Escoffier tracks LGBT movements across the contested terrain of American political life, where they have endured the historical tension between the homoeroticism coursing through American culture and the virulent periodic outbreaks of homophobic populism. Escoffier explores how every new success enables a new disciplinary and normalizing form of domination; only the active exercise of democratic rights and participation in radical coalitions allows LGBT people to sustain the benefits of community and the freedom of sexual perversity.