Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures)

By | October 23, 2019
Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (SUNY series in Queer Politics and Cultures) Author Jyl J. Josephson
ISBN-10 1438460481
ISBN-13 9781438460482
Year 2017-01-02
Pages 254
Language English
Publisher State University of New York Press
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Offers a more democratic way to think about families politics and public life Public policy often assumes there is one correct way to be a family Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that policies that enforce this idea hurt all of us and harm our democracy Jyl J Josephson uses the concept of sexual citizenship a criticism of the assumption that all families have a heterosexual at their center to show how government policies are made to punish or reward particular groups of people This analysis applies sexual citizenship not only to policies that impact LGBTQ families but also to other groups including young people affected by abstinence only public policies and single parent families affected by welfare policy The book also addresses the idea that the normal family in the United States is white It concludes with a discussion of how scholars and activists can help create a more inclusive democracy by challenging this narrow view of public life

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