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LGBT Issues and the Queer Approach
  The primary focus of this chapter is to introduce the reader to the contemporary debates surrounding LGBT issues in U.S. politics. It is done by looking at LGBT movements and major issues raised by those communities. First, a historical context is offered, followed by the overview of major problems raised by LGBT movements. These are composed of education, representation, legal regulations, health, and strategies of political action. The next part, “Queer Approaches,” develops the conceptual side of this chapter, discussing identity politics, market economies, sexual citizenship, nationalism, terrorism, and neoimperialism. This chapter concludes with an overview of its contents, indicating development of LGBT and queer (Q) politics and its futures and suggests further readings.

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    23 November 2010

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    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Kulpa, R. (2011). LGBT Issues and the Queer Approach. In M. Breuning, & J. T. Ishiyama (Eds.), 21st Century Political Science: A Reference Handbook (856-864). Thousand Oaks, CA.: SAGE Publications.



LGBT; queer; politics;

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