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De-Moralizing Gay Rights

Some Queer Remarks on LGBT+ Rights Politics in the US

Authors: Ghosh, Cyril

  • Critically re-evaluates current discourse of LGBT+ rights advocacy in the US
  • Provides valuable insight to graduate students and academics in political science, gender studies, sexuality studies, sociology and critical legal studies (including critical race theory)
  • Offers a unique perspective on the Obergefell v. Hodges opinion
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This book critically interrogates three sets of distortions that emanate from the messianic core of 21st century public discourse on LGBT+ rights in the United States. The first relates to the critique of pinkwashing, often advanced by scholars who claim to be committed to an emancipatory politics. The second concerns a recent US Supreme Court decision, Obergefell v. Hodges (2015), a judgment that established marriage equality across the 50 states. The third distortion occurs in Kenji Yoshino’s theorization of the concept of gay covering. Each distortion produces its own injunction to assimilate, sometimes into the dominant mainstream and, at other times, into the fold of what is axiomatically taken to be the category of the radical. Using a queer theoretic analysis, De-Moralizing Gay Rights argues for the dismantling of each of these three sets of assimilationist injunctions.


About the authors

Cyril Ghosh is Assistant Professor of Government & Politics at Wagner College, USA and the author of The Politics of the American Dream: Democratic Inclusion in Contemporary American Political Culture (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013).


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • De-Moralizing Gay Rights

    Ghosh, Cyril

    Pages 1-9

  • Radical Theory Creep

    Ghosh, Cyril

    Pages 11-41

  • Obergefell v. Hodges: Marriage Equality’s Insistence on Family Values

    Ghosh, Cyril

    Pages 43-72

  • Covering’s Other Hidden Assault

    Ghosh, Cyril

    Pages 73-93

  • Epilogue

    Ghosh, Cyril

    Pages 95-98

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78840-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78839-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
De-Moralizing Gay Rights
Book Subtitle
Some Queer Remarks on LGBT+ Rights Politics in the US
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78840-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78840-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78839-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 112
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