Irresistible Revolution - Cloth Edition
Race, Class, and the LGBT Imagination
|Number of Pages:||180|
|Misc:||Cloth, 5.5 x 8.25|
Irresistible RevolutionFrom one of the nation's best-known and most widely-respected LGBT leaders comes an impassioned and informed argument for gay equality to move beyond the limiting confines of the equality movement.
The LGBT movement is on one of the most active, contested and engaging social movements in the US. This optimistic book challenges advocates for LGBT rights to aspire beyond the narrow framework of equality to a more expansive and inclusive politics. The bookís essays examine the dilemmas of compromise, assimilation, and ideology that face advocates for LGBT rights through accessible, provocative, and personal perspectives derived from the authorís experience as a leader in this movement. Intended for a broad and general audience, the book turns a thoughtful lens into the controversies, rhetoric, and strategic questions that face this social revolution still in progress.
About The AuthorUrvashi Vaid is a community organizer and attorney who has been a leader in the LGBT and social jUrvashi Vaid is an experienced leader with a 30 year track record of innovation and achievement inside and beyond the LGBT movement. Currently the Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School at Columbia University, where she leads a multi-disciplinary project to examine the ways that notions of tradition affect and influence gender and sexual justice movements, Vaid was a Visiting Senior Fellow with the Department of Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) in 2010-2011.
She served as the executive director of the Arcus Foundation from 2005-2010; was formerly deputy director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation, where she worked from 2001-2005; and held several leadership roles at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) from 1986-1993 and 1997-2000, including media director, executive director and director of its think tank. She was a staff attorney for the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), where she initiated the organizationís work on HIV/AIDS in prisons.
Vaid is a graduate of Vassar College, and of Northeastern University School of Law. She lives in New York City with her partner of 24 years, the comedian, Kate Clinton.