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  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt Univ Pr (Sept. 15 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0826516076
  • ISBN-13: 978-0826516077
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.5 x 22.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #424,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jane Ward is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at UC Riverside.

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Through an in-depth ethnographic investigation of queer politics in Los Angeles, Respectably Queer reveals how neoliberal ideas about difference are becoming embedded in the daily life of a progressive movement and producing frequent conflicts over the meaning of "diversity." Jane Ward documents a new wave of activist challenges to the cooptation of diversity, including the emergence of promising efforts to remake diversity into a queer and more substantive form of resistance.

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Especially now, and especially here in California in the wake of the passage of Prop 8, Dr. Ward's book is full of vital information about how incredibly important it is to strive for social justice in an intersectional way, lest we be co-opted, lest we be too divided for unity or coalition, lest we disenfranchise our own voices. Her case studies serve to clearly illustrate what our challenges look like now, and thankfully she provides insight to activists without any sugar-coating or coddling or blue-skying of the issues. A forthright and incredibly valuable text.