Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington / Edition 1

Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington / Edition 1

by Amin Ghaziani
ISBN-10:
0226289966
ISBN-13:
9780226289960
Pub. Date:
09/30/2008
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press

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Dividends of Dissent: How Conflict and Culture Work in Lesbian and Gay Marches on Washington / Edition 1

Marching on Washington is a hallowed tradition of American political protest, and demonstrations led by the women’s rights, civil rights, and antiwar movements all endure in popular memory. Between 1979 and 2000 four major lesbian and gay demonstrations took place there, and while these marches were some of the largest of their time, they have been sorely overlooked—until now. Drawing on extensive archival research, historical data, original photographs, interviews with key activists, and more than a thousand news articles, The Dividends of Dissent offers a thorough analysis—descriptive, historical, and sociological—of these marches and their organization.

Amin Ghaziani ably puts these demonstrations into their cultural context, chronicling gay and lesbian life at the time and the political currents that prompted the protests. He then turns to each march in detail, focusing on the role that internal dissent played in its organization. Ultimately, Ghaziani concludes that infighting can contribute positively to the development of social movements, and that the debates over the marches helped define what it means to be gay in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226289960
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 09/30/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 379
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Amin Ghaziani is a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows and a lecturer in sociology at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface 
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 The Problem of Infighting in Political Organizing
Chapter 2 The Stonewall Spark: Lesbian and Gay Life in the 1970s
Chapter 3 The Birth of a National Movement: The 1979 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights
Chapter 4 War and Protest: Lesbian and Gay Life in the 1980s
Chapter 5 For Love and For Life, We’re Not Going Back! The 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights
Chapter 6 The People Next Door: Lesbian and Gay Life in the Late 1980s and Early 1990s
Chapter 7 A Simple Matter of Justice: The 1993 National March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation 
Chapter 8 Vertigo: Lesbian and Gay Life at the Dawn of the Millennium
Chapter 9 “The Event in 2000”: The Millennium March on Washington for (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Equality
Chapter 10 Conclusion: How Conflict and Culture Work in Political Organizing
Appendix A Comparative Cultural Analysis
Appendix B Coding Manual
Notes  
Works Cited
Index

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