Rethinking Sexual Citizenship (SUNY series in Queer Politics by Jyl J. Josephson

By Jyl J. Josephson

Offers a extra democratic option to take into consideration households, politics, and public life.

Public coverage frequently assumes there's one right option to be a relations. Rethinking Sexual Citizenship argues that regulations that implement this concept damage we all and damage our democracy. Jyl J. Josephson makes use of the concept that of “sexual citizenship” (a feedback of the belief that every one households have a heterosexual at their heart) to teach how executive regulations are made to punish or gift specific teams of individuals. This research applies sexual citizenship not just to rules that effect LGBTQ households, but in addition to different teams, together with youth laid low with abstinence-only public guidelines and single-parent households plagued by welfare coverage. The ebook additionally addresses the concept the “normal” kin within the usa is white. It concludes with a dialogue of the way students and activists will help create a extra inclusive democracy via not easy this slender view of public life.

Jyl J. Josephson is affiliate Professor of Political technology and Women’s and Gender experiences at Rutgers University–Newark. She is the writer of Gender, households, and kingdom: baby aid coverage within the United States and the coeditor (with Sue Tolleson-Rinehart) of Gender and American Politics: ladies, males, and the Political Process.

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