American Homo : Community and Perversity, Paperback / softback Book

American Homo : Community and Perversity Paperback / softback

Part of the Radical Thinkers series


A sweeping interpretation of the political, cultural, and economic struggles of gays and lesbians American Homo offers a sweeping interpretation of the political, cultural and economic struggles of lesbian, gay and bisexual people to reveal how sexual minorities have challenged and changed American society.

These provocative essays by long-time activist, writer, and theorist Jeffrey Escoffier tracks the lesbian and gay movements across the contested terrain of American political life.

Starting from an urban subculture created by stigmatized and invisible men and women, LGBT movements have had to negotiate the historical tension between the homoeroticism that courses through American culture and virulent outbreaks of homophobic populism.

Escoffier explores how every new success--whether it's civil rights, marriage, or cultural recognition--also enables new disciplinary and normalizing forms of domination, and why only the active exercise of democratic rights and participation in radical coalitions allows LGBT people to sustain both the benefits of community and the freedom of sexual perversity.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books
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  • Category: Gay & Lesbian studies
  • ISBN: 9781788732314

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