Ferguson shows how queer liberation emerged out of various insurgent struggles crossing the politics of race, gender, class, and sexuality, and deeply connected to issues of colonization, incarceration, and capitalism. Tracing the rise and fall of this intersectional politics, he argues that the one-dimensional mainstreaming of queerness falsely placed critiques of racism, capitalism, and the state outside the remit of gay liberation. As recent activism is increasingly making clear, this one-dimensional legacy has promoted forms of exclusion that marginalize queers of color, the poor, and transgender individuals. This forceful book joins the call to reimagine and reconnect the fight for social justice in all its varied forms.
Keywords: Queer; lgbtq; gay rights; gay liberation; lgbt; queer theory; sexuality; homosexuality; stonewall; race; racial equality; equality; transgender; sociology; queer of color; queer critique., Race & Ethnicity Studies, Political Sociology, Race & Ethnicity Studies, Political Sociology