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Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences
     

Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences

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by Sarah Schulman
 

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Hailed as “a cri de coeur woven into a utopian vision” by Susan Brownmiller (author of Against Our Will), Ties That Bind is the highly praised work of prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman on “familial homophobia,” a phenomenon that, until now, has not had a name but is nevertheless an integral part of most

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Hailed as “a cri de coeur woven into a utopian vision” by Susan Brownmiller (author of Against Our Will), Ties That Bind is the highly praised work of prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman on “familial homophobia,” a phenomenon that, until now, has not had a name but is nevertheless an integral part of most people’s experience. Ties That Bind invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem.

Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman’s book draws on her own lived experience, her research, and her engagement with active social change to articulate a practical, attainable vision of transformation that can begin today. This highly acclaimed and groundbreaking exploration is now available in paperback for countless more to experience a fundamental text that alters our understanding of homophobia and adds a critical dimension to the political landscape of all Americans.

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"Ties that Bind should be required reading for every family."
—Ellen Bass, author of The Courage to Heal

“Daring, radical, and compelling.”
—Rigoberto Gonzales, National Book Critics Circle

“Visionary, deeply humane.”
—Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

“[Schulman] starkly lays out the fundamental immorality of such shunning behavior and its destructive consequences for everyone involved. This is an important and original book.”
—Martin Duberman, award-winning historian and gay rights activist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595588166
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Schulman is the author of seventeen books and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright award. She is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island, and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. She lives in New York City.

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Ties That Bind: Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
zebrafeet More than 1 year ago
Sarah Schulman's work draws a bit too heavily on her personal experiences and could have done with some interviews from others. While she does conclude that the source of much of the homophobia present stems from familial acceptence, her willingness to discount issues of her family of orgin and personal struggles with finding a therapist constitue approximately a 50 page rant woven through the text of the book. Schulman's work will be looked back at as opening the door for researchers in psychology, anthropology and sociology in discussing this key issue but this work alone needs emperical data and additional works to support her hypothesis which is compelling: that the foundation of the life is family and how families of orgin react reflects how lesbians specifically accept their gay identity. Right now, it stands alone and thus, a bit too much of an angry tirade at times. But still, a worthy read for anybody working in the mental health professions or anybody in the LGBT community (individuals, or friends and family).