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Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (Hardback)

Christina B. Hanhardt

Edité par Duke University Press, United States, 2013
ISBN 10: 0822354578 / ISBN 13: 9780822354574
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Titre : Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the...

Éditeur : Duke University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Winner, 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies Since the 1970s, a key goal of lesbian and gay activists has been protection against street violence, especially in gay neighborhoods. During the same time, policymakers and private developers declared the containment of urban violence to be a top priority. In this important book, Christina B. Hanhardt examines how LGBT calls for safe space have been shaped by broader public safety initiatives that have sought solutions in policing and privatization and have had devastating effects along race and class lines. Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research in New York City and San Francisco, Hanhardt traces the entwined histories of LGBT activism, urban development, and U.S. policy in relation to poverty and crime over the past fifty years. She highlights the formation of a mainstream LGBT movement, as well as the very different trajectories followed by radical LGBT and queer grassroots organizations. Placing LGBT activism in the context of shifting liberal and neoliberal policies, Safe Space is a groundbreaking exploration of the contradictory legacies of the LGBT struggle for safety in the city. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780822354574

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Synopsis : Since the 1970s, a key goal of lesbian and gay activists has been protection against street violence, especially in gay neighbourhoods. During the same time, policymakers and private developers declared the containment of urban violence to be a top priority. In this important book, Christina B. Hanhardt examines how LGBT calls for "safe space" have been shaped by broader public safety initiatives that have sought solutions in policing and privatization and have had devastating effects along race and class lines. Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research in New York City and San Francisco, Hanhardt traces the entwined histories of LGBT activism, urban development, and U.S. policy in relation to poverty and crime over the past fifty years. She highlights the formation of a mainstream LGBT movement, as well as the very different trajectories followed by radical LGBT and queer grassroots organizations. Placing LGBT activism in the context of shifting liberal and neoliberal policies, Safe Space is a ground-breaking exploration of the contradictory legacies of the LGBT struggle for safety in the city.

Critique: "The book's extensive coverage of LGBT activism in the latter half of the 20th century illustrates how contemporary socio-legal gains were made possible by resistance-fuelled, political organising. What began as a gay backlash to victimisation soon became a platform for resistance to state violence...Overall, this is a fascinating insight into lesser-known aspects of America's gay liberation movement." - Marian Duggan, Times Higher Education, November 14th 2013 "Safe Space is a pathbreaking book for the interdisciplinary fields of queer studies and American studies. Offering a trenchant account of the stakes of gay (and sometimes lesbian) claims to urban geographies, this carefully researched history unsettles many of the heroic assumptions driving the current politics of sexual identity in the U.S. It will make a crucial intervention in a number of scholarly and activist debates." - Siobhan B. Somerville, author of Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture "A wonderful book that bursts through the usual boundaries of gay history. Christina B. Hanhardt weaves class, race, and sexuality tightly together in her urban history of the last fifty years and, in doing so, succeeds in upsetting much of the conventional wisdom about the gay movement and gay politics. Her analysis implicitly calls for the revival of a multi-issue, intersectional queer politics that challenges injustice of every sort and sees them all as linked." - John D'Emilio, author of The World Turned: Essays on Gay History, Politics, and Culture

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