4.88 x 7.48 inches | 200 pages | December 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2355-9 | 1-5095-2355-3 $59.95 US | $71.95 CND PB | 978-1-5095-2356-6 | 1-5095-2356-1 $19.95 US | $23.95 CND | ST ebook available
One-Dimensional Queer RODERICK A. FERGUSON
The story of gay rights has long been told as one of single-minded focus on the fight for sexual freedom. Yet the origins of modern queer liberation are more complicated and dynamic than this single-issue interpretation would have us believe. As Roderick Ferguson argues in this revisionist reassertion, to ignore gay liberation’s multidimensional beginnings is to drastically underestimate its radical potential for social change. Ferguson shows how gay liberation emerged out of various insurgent struggles crossing the politics of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and deeply connected to issues of colonization, incarceration, and capitalism. He argues that the onedimensional mainstreaming of queerness placed critiques of racism, political economy, and the state outside the remit of gay liberation, thereby supporting the notion that social and political freedom would come through capitalism. This forceful book joins the call to reimagine and reconnect the fight for social justice in all its varied forms. RODERICK A. FERGUSON is Professor of African American and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Series: Short Introductions 5.98 x 9.02 inches | 176 pages | December 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1256-0 | 1-5095-1256-X $69.95 US | $83.95 CND PB | 978-1-5095-1257-7 | 1-5095-1257-8 $24.95 US | $29.95 CND ebook available
Latina/o Studies RONALD L. MIZE
Who are Latinos? What’s the difference between Hispanic and Latino – or indeed Latina, Latina/o, Latin@, Latinx? Beyond the political rhetoric and popular culture representations, how can we explore what it means to be part of the largest minority group in the United States? This compelling book offers a concise introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Latina/o Studies. Bringing together insights from a wide variety of communities, the book covers topics such as the history of Latinos in the United States, gender and sexuality, popular culture, immigration patterns and social movements. Mize traces the origins of the field from the history of Latin American revolutionary thought, through the Chicano and Puerto Rican movements, and key disruptions from Latina feminisms, queer studies, and critical race theory, right up to the latest developments and interventions. RONALD L. MIZE is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Latina/Latino Studies and Engagement at Oregon State University.