The end of straight supremacy : realizing gay liberation /

Rooted in the politics and theories of early gay liberation and radical feminism, Shannon Gilreath's The End of Straight Supremacy presents a cohesive theory of gay life under straight domination. Beginning with a critique of formal equality law, centering on the 'like-straight' deman...

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Main Author: Gilreath, Shannon, 1977- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Summary:Rooted in the politics and theories of early gay liberation and radical feminism, Shannon Gilreath's The End of Straight Supremacy presents a cohesive theory of gay life under straight domination. Beginning with a critique of formal equality law, centering on the 'like-straight' demands of liberal equality theory as highlighted in Lawrence v. Texas, Gilreath moves to criticize the gay movement itself, challenging the assimilation politics behind the movement's blithe acceptance of discrimination in the guise of free speech and pornography in the name of sexual liberation, as well as same-sex marriage and transsexuality as tools of straight hegemony. Ultimately, Gilreath rejects both the liberal demand for gay erasure in exchange for meager legal progress and the gay establishment agenda. In The End of Straight Supremacy, Gilreath calls gays and their allies to the difficult task of rethinking what liberation and equality really mean.
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Oct 2015).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
ISBN:9780511791499 (ebook)