Queer Politics, Queer Theories

No longer active. The last ten years have seen the growth of rich research in the politics of sexuality. Queer Politics, Queer Theories, edited by Craig Rimmerman, aims at developing this research both within and across disciplines. The series will focus on politics in the broadest sense: not only state- and government-oriented studies, but also community politics and the internal politics of new social movements. Such work may originate in political science, sociology, economics, American studies, philosophy, law, history, or anthropology. The series will be defined not by particular academic disciplines but by the questions raised in it. The keys are a concern for the play of power and meaning in discussions of sexuality, and/or a reading of the role of sexuality and sexual identities in conceptions of social and political studies or in our common life. 

Courts, Liberalism, and Rights

Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada

Jason Pierceson

Understanding approaches to liberalism through the study of the politics of gay and lesbian rights

264 pages | 6 x 9


From Identity to Politics

The Lesbian and Gay Movements in the United States

Craig A. Rimmerman

A compelling critique of the gay and lesbian movements in the U.S. and the limits of identity politics

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 2 figs.


Laboring for Rights

Unions and Sexual Diversity Across Nations

Edited by Gerald Hunt

A global look at labor unions and sexual minorities

328 pages | 7 x 10 | 4 tables, 1 figs.


A Nation by Rights

National Cultures, Sexual Identity Politics, and the Discourse of Rights

Carl F. Stychin

How sexuality and sexual orientation intersect with gender, race, ethnicity, and religion in the ongoing formation of national identity

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Officially Gay

The Political Construction of Sexuality by the U.S. Military

Gary L. Lehring

How the military defined homosexuality and the ways that shaped the gay and lesbian identity and movements

248 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 tables, 5 figs., 1 halftones


Queer Family Values

Debunking the Myth of the Nuclear Family

Valerie Lehr

The flaw in the fight for gay and lesbian marriage

224 pages | 6 x 9


Sexual Strangers

Gays, Lesbians, and Dilemmas of Citizenship

Shane Phelan

One of the field's most innovative thinkers reconsiders the status of non-heterosexuals as citizens of the U.S.

232 pages | 6 x 9