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Homocons by Richard Goldstein


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Homocons by Richard Goldstein
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Nov 17, 2003 | ISBN 9781859844144

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Homocons is a brilliant and much-needed call for a revival of radical queer humanism.”—Gay Times

“The most gifted journalist in the country.”—Harper’s Magazine

“Goldstein has packed a great deal of sound argument, sharp wit, and heartfelt idealism into a concise, very readable book.”—Los Angeles Times

“A brilliant—and brilliantly written—polemic against the rising tide of heartless gay conservatism and its ‘liberal’ straight allies … a much-needed call to arms for progressives of all stripes to rally before it’s too late.”—Martin Duberman, author of Stonewall

“Whether you think you will agree with the main argument or not, you will learn from this book. Richard Goldstein writes with shrewd insight, wide sympathies, and enviable clarity. No one has a more persuasive assessment of the urgencies of the present and the legacies of the past for queer people. I wish everyone I know … gay, straight, or whatever … would read it.”—Michael Warner, author of The Trouble with Normal

“Besides its sheer cogency, the most notable thing about Homocons is, surprisingly, the generous patience with which it anatomizes the gay right. Far beyond the hackneyed invocation of ‘internalized homophobia,’ Goldstein embarks on an incisive navigation of the historical, racial, and psychological dynamics between queers and mainstream American political discourse.”—Eve Kosofsky, author of Epistemology of the Closet

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