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If we were kin, race, identification, and intimate appeals, Lisa Beard

If we were kin, race, identification, and intimate appeals, Lisa Beard
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Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
If we were kin
Nature of contents
Responsibility statement
Lisa Beard
Sub title
race, identification, and intimate appeals
Drawing on the political provocations of James Baldwin, Sylvia Rivera, Lorraine Hansberry, and grassroots LGBTQ activists, If We Were Kin is about the we of politics--how that we is made, fought over, and remade--and how these struggles lie at the very core of questions about power and political change. Lisa Beard traces a distinct lineage of political appeals from within race and gender justice movements--claims to a we which invoke themes of intimacy and advance powerful visions of political relationships rooted in mutuality and shared freedom
Table Of Contents
Cover -- HalfTitle -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Intimate Appeals -- 1. "For Your Gay Brothers and Your Gay Sisters in Jail": Sylvia Rivera's Countercall -- 2. "Flesh of Their Flesh, Bone of Their Bone": James Baldwin's Kinship Politics -- 3. "You Have to Hear What's Being Said to You": Hansberry and Horne's Interruption -- Interlude: "My Friends, These People Are Our People": Pat Buchanan's Nostalgic and Demonological Appeals -- 4. "Igniting the Kindred": Southerners On New Ground's Family Values -- Conclusion: "Remember That Feeling Because It's the Same Cage": Appeals to Boundness -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

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