Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender P... (Hardcover)

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From one of the nation's best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality.<...

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Urvashi Vaid is a community organizer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social justice movement for thirty years. Currently the Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law SchoolÂ’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Vaid is a former staff attorney with the ACLU National Prison Project, and a former executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Vaid has worked in global philanthropy, serving as executive director of the Arcus Foundation and as deputy director of governance and civil society programs at the Ford Foundation. Vaid is a graduate of Vassar College, and of Northeastern University School of Law. She lives in New York City with her partner of twenty-four years, the humorist Kate Clinton.
From one of the nation's best-known social justice leaders and community activists comes a strategic and informed argument about the pitfalls of limited political vision, and the benefits of an agenda that encompasses, yet moves beyond, equality.

The LGBT movement is on one of the most active, contested, and engaging social movements in the world. This optimistic book challenges advocates for LGBT rights in the U.S. to aspire beyond the narrow framework of equality. It outlines a more substantive politics with race, class, and gender at its foundation, and suggests that such a politics will produce greater and more meaningful change for a larger number of people.

Irresistible Revolution is intended for a broad and general audience. The book turns an experienced and thoughtful lens onto many common controversies, rhetoric, and strategic questions that face contemporary social change movements: pursuit of broad or narrow agendas, integration of economic and racial justice, integrating sexual orientation and gender identity in human rights frameworks, the persistence of sexism, the dilemmas of bipartisanship, and the challenge of seeing beyond the short term to secure gains made for the long run.


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ISBN 9781936833290
Genre POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Civil Rights
Format Hardcover
Pages 238
Publisher Date 2012-10-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Magnus Books
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.5 in
Wdth 5.75 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.0 lb
Language English
Subtitle Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Politics
Audience College/higher education
Authors Vaid, Urvashi

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