Vulnerability Politics: The Uses and Abuses of Precarity in Political Debate

Vulnerability Politics: The Uses and Abuses of Precarity in Political Debate

by Katie Oliviero

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ISBN-13: 9781479847822
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 971,592
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Katie Oliviero is Assistant Professor of Women’s,
Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Dickinson College.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Vulnerability in American Political Discourse 1

1 Transformative Activism: Progressive Politics, Social Justice, and Democratic Practice 23

2 The Vulnerable Nation: Citizens' Construction of Risk in Anti-Immigration Activism and Policy 52

3 Vulnerable Families: Morality and Race in Same-Sex Marriage Opposition 108

4 Visualizing Precarity in Twenty-First-Century Antiabortion Debates 167

5 Political Action in an Ambivalent State 228

Conclusion: The Black Lives Matter Movement and Vulnerability's Ambivalent Political Life 263

Acknowledgments 285

Notes 289

Works Cited 295

Index 325

About the Author 343

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