Feb 17, 2018
Here, Claudia Cragg (@KGNUClaudia, for @KGNU) speaks with Lisa M Stulberg (@LisaStulberg),associate professor, sociology of education, at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. about her latest book, LGBTQ Social Movements .
In recent years, there has been substantial progress on lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights in the
United States. We are now, though, in a time of incredible
political uncertainty for queer people. LGBTQ Social
Movements provides an accessible introduction to
mainstream LGBTQ movements in the US, illustrating the many forms
that LGBTQ activism has taken since the mid-twentieth
Covering a range of topics, including the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation, AIDS politics, queer activism, marriage equality fights, youth action, and bisexual and transgender justice, Lisa M. Stulberg explores how marginalized people and communities have used a wide range of political and cultural tools to demand and create change. The five key themes that guide the book are assimilationism and liberationism as complex strategies for equality, the limits and possibilities of legal change, the role of art and popular culture in social change, the interconnectedness of social movements, and the role of privilege in movement organizing.
This book is an important tool for understanding current LGBTQ politics and will be essential reading for students and scholars of sexuality, LGBTQ studies, and social movements, as well as anyone new to thinking about these issues.