Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

Against Equality: Queer Revolution, Not Mere Inclusion

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When “rights” go wrong.

  • Does gay marriage support the right-wing goal of linking access to basic human rights like health care and economic security to an inherently conservative tradition?
  • Will the ability of queers to fight in wars of imperialism help liberate and empower LGBT people around the world?
  • Does hate-crime legislation affirm and strengthen historically anti-queer institutions like the police and prisons rather than dismantling them?

The Against Equality collective asks some hard questions. These queer thinkers, writers, and artists are committed to undermining a stunted conception of “equality.” In this powerful book, they challenge mainstream gay and lesbian struggles for inclusion in elitist and inhumane institutions. More than a critique, Against Equality seeks to reinvigorate the queer political imagination with fantastic possibility!

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About this Author

Ryan Conrad is an artist, activist, and scholar from central Maine. He co-founded Against Equality (www.againstequality.org) with Yasmin Nair in 2009, and he is currently pursuing an interdisciplinary PhD in Sexuality Studies at Concordia University in Montréal.

Pages: 260 pages
Publisher: AK Press (April 15, 2014)
Language: English

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