Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of by Sherry Wolf

By Sherry Wolf

Sexuality and Socialism is a remarkably available research of a few of the such a lot not easy questions for these considering complete equality for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Inside are essays at the roots of LGBT oppression, the development of sexual and gender identities, the background of the homosexual circulation, and the way to unite the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all. Sherry Wolf analyzes varied theories approximately oppression—including these of Marxism, postmodernism, identification politics, and queer theory—and demanding situations myths approximately genes, gender, and sexuality.

Sexuality and Socialism is the main clever and enlightened dialogue on sexuality to return from the Left in decades. No different paintings that involves my brain explains the background of sexuality and sexual repression within the usa as comprehensively and compellingly.”—Ron Jacobs, Dissident Voice

“Sherry Wolf: Lesbian, Activist, Communist & Badass-ist... spoke to a pre-National Equality March rally. She. Blew. It. Up.”—Austin Chronicle

“Sherry speaks with such eloquence and simple good judgment that i cannot aid yet need to know extra approximately her rules and convictions.”—Derek Washington, “In the LV” radio host, Director of LGBT Outreach, Clark County Democratic Black Caucus

“The icons of the hot iteration of activists are humans like girl Gaga, Dustin Lance Black, Judy Shephard, Lt. Daniel Choi (ret.) and Sherry Wolf (author of Sexuality and Socialism).”—Don Gorton, sign up for the impression Board Member

“Surprisingly humorous, very readable and a becoming tome for a brand new stream in those times.”—Dave Zirin for Progressive's most sensible Books of 2009

“‘What people have built they could tear down.’ this can be the robust perception of this infrequent booklet that's straight away politically very important, theoretically and traditionally subtle, and obviously written. Sexuality and Socialism is enlivened in its engagement with a few controversies, together with these over the alleged organic selection of homosexuality, the parable of Black homophobia, and the results of postmodernist theories for the politics of homosexual liberation. specially else, Wolf places ahead a cogent security of the Marxist tradition—long and wrongly reviled as homophobic in itself—as the way to clarify how LGBT oppression arose and what we will be able to do to place it to bed.”—Dana Cloud, college of Texas at Austin

Sherry Wolf is the affiliate editor of the overseas Socialist evaluate. She was once at the government committee of the nationwide Equality March Oct. eleven, 2009 and has written for courses together with the Nation, MRZine, Counterpunch, Dissident Voice, and Socialist Worker and speaks usually around the nation at the fight for LGBT liberation in addition to quite a lot of social and monetary justice issue.

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