The Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (BOK)

The Safe Space: Gay Neighborhood History and the Politics of Violence (BOK)

Christina B. Hanhardt

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Since the 1970s, a key goal of lesbian and gay activists has been protection against street violence, especially in gay neighbourhoods. During the same time, policymakers and private developers declared the containment of urban violence to be a top priority. In this important book, Christina B. Hanhardt examines how LGBT calls for "safe space" have been shaped by broader public safety initiatives that have sought solutions in policing and privatization and have had devastating effects along race and class lines. Drawing on extensive archival and ethnographic research in New York City and San Francisco, Hanhardt traces the entwined histories of LGBT activism, urban development, and U.S. policy in relation to poverty and crime over the past fifty years. She highlights the formation of a mainstream LGBT movement, as well as the very different trajectories followed by radical LGBT and queer grassroots organizations. Placing LGBT activism in the context of shifting liberal and neoliberal policies, Safe Space is a ground-breaking exploration of the contradictory legacies of the LGBT struggle for safety in the city.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Christina B. Hanhardt
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780822354703
Antall sider 376 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Urban & municipal planning, Regional studies, Gay & Lesbian studies