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Come out, come out, whoever you are /
Abigail C. Saguy.
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
description
xiv, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
0190931655, 0190931663, 9780190931650, 9780190931667
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imprint
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
isbn
0190931655
0190931663
9780190931650
9780190931667
contents note
Come out, come out, wherever you are / with Michael Stambolis-Ruhstorfer -- Coming out of glass closets -- Overcoming fear / with Laura E. Enriquez -- Producing a sense of linked fate / with Nicole Iturriaga -- Airing dirty laundry and squealing on pigs.
abstract
While people used to conceal the fact that they were gay or lesbian to protect themselves from stigma and discrimination, it is now commonplace for people to "come out" and encourage others to do so as well. Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are systematically examines how coming out has moved beyond gay and lesbian rights groups and how different groups wrestle with the politics of coming out in their efforts to resist stigma and enact social change. It shows how different experiences and disparate risks of disclosure shape these groups' collective strategies. Through scores of interviews with LGBTQ+ people, undocumented immigrant youth, fat acceptance activists, Mormon fundamentalist polygamists, and sexual harassment lawyers and activists in the era of the #MeToo movement, Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are explains why so many different groups gravitate toward the term "coming out." By focusing on the personal and political resonance of coming out, it provides a novel way to understand how identity politics work in America today.
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13227637
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-169) and index.

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