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The lesbian and gay movements : assimilation or liberation / Craig A. Rimmerman.

By: Rimmerman, Craig A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Dilemmas in American politics: Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, c2008Description: xiii, 201 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780813340548; 0813340543.Subject(s): Gay liberation movement -- United States | Gay rights -- United States | Homosexuality -- Political aspects -- United States | Assimilation (Sociology) | United States -- Social conditions | United States -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 306.76/6
Contents:
Introduction to the core dilemma -- The assimilationist and liberationist strategies in historical context : The birth of the homophile movement and the foundations for contemporary politics ; The Stonewall rebellion and beyond ; The 1970s and the challenge of the Christian right -- The conflict over HIV/AIDS policy : Aids in historical context -- "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" : policy perspectives on the military ban : Military integration in historical context ; The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" debate and policy ; The response of the lesbian and gay movements to Clinton's compromise ; How the Clinton administration might have avoided compromise ; Flaws in the lesbian and gay movements' political strategies ; Implementation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy ; The case for the military ban ; The case against the military ban -- Jilted at the altar : the debate over same-sex marriage : Same-sex marriage in historical context ; The implications of the marriage debate for the lesbian and gay movements ; The case for same-sex marriage ; The case against same-sex marriage -- The movements' futures : The assimilationist and liberationist strategies revisited ; Coalition politics ; Barriers to building coalitions -- Appendix 1 : AIDS timeline -- Appendix 2 : The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law -- Appendix 3 : Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Christian right organizations.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-183) and index.

Introduction to the core dilemma -- The assimilationist and liberationist strategies in historical context : The birth of the homophile movement and the foundations for contemporary politics ; The Stonewall rebellion and beyond ; The 1970s and the challenge of the Christian right -- The conflict over HIV/AIDS policy : Aids in historical context -- "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" : policy perspectives on the military ban : Military integration in historical context ; The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" debate and policy ; The response of the lesbian and gay movements to Clinton's compromise ; How the Clinton administration might have avoided compromise ; Flaws in the lesbian and gay movements' political strategies ; Implementation of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy ; The case for the military ban ; The case against the military ban -- Jilted at the altar : the debate over same-sex marriage : Same-sex marriage in historical context ; The implications of the marriage debate for the lesbian and gay movements ; The case for same-sex marriage ; The case against same-sex marriage -- The movements' futures : The assimilationist and liberationist strategies revisited ; Coalition politics ; Barriers to building coalitions -- Appendix 1 : AIDS timeline -- Appendix 2 : The "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law -- Appendix 3 : Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and Christian right organizations.

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CHOICE Review

Rimmerman (political science, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) does an excellent job of examining LGBT issues by focusing on three major concerns: HIV/AIDS, military policy, and same-sex marriage. He discusses each issue in light of the two prevailing strategies in the movement--assimilation and liberation--and lays a historical foundation focusing on the political pressures resulting in the current policies. The book breaks down important legal battles to make them easily accessible. Rimmerman provides discussion questions for each chapter, making it easy to engage students with an in-class exchange or writing assignment. This book may be a useful resource for professors interested in introducing social movement issues into their politics course. It can be read in its entirety, or chapters can be used individually when highlighting a particular issue. Students may find this a useful resource to obtain a concise, thorough background on major LGBT issues and modern US political history in general. A great addition to the reading list of most US politics collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General and undergraduate libraries. T. S. Ching Seattle University

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Craig A. Rimmerman is professor of public policy studies and political science at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where he holds the Joseph P. DiGangi endowed chair in the social sciences

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