Sexuality and Socialism is a remarkably available research of some of the so much difficult questions for these concerned about complete equality for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.
Inside are essays at the roots of LGBT oppression, the development of sexual and gender identities, the background of the homosexual move, and the way to unite the oppressed and exploited to win sexual liberation for all. Sherry Wolf analyzes varied theories approximately oppression—including these of Marxism, postmodernism, identification politics, and queer theory—and demanding situations myths approximately genes, gender, and sexuality.
“Sexuality and Socialism is the main clever and enlightened dialogue on sexuality to come back from the Left in many years. No different paintings that involves my brain explains the historical past of sexuality and sexual repression within the usa as comprehensively and compellingly.”—Ron Jacobs, Dissident Voice
“Sherry Wolf: Lesbian, Activist, Communist & Badass-ist... spoke to a pre-National Equality March rally. She. Blew. It. Up.”—Austin Chronicle
“Sherry speaks with such eloquence and simple good judgment that i will not support yet need to know extra approximately her rules and convictions.”—Derek Washington, “In the LV” radio host, Director of LGBT Outreach, Clark County Democratic Black Caucus
“The icons of the recent new release of activists are humans like woman Gaga, Dustin Lance Black, Judy Shephard, Lt. Daniel Choi (ret.) and Sherry Wolf (author of Sexuality and Socialism).”—Don Gorton, sign up for the impression Board Member
“Surprisingly humorous, very readable and a becoming tome for a brand new stream in those stricken times.”—Dave Zirin for Progressive's most sensible Books of 2009
“‘What people have built they could tear down.’ this can be the strong perception of this infrequent ebook that's immediately politically vital, theoretically and traditionally refined, and obviously written. Sexuality and Socialism is enlivened in its engagement with a couple of controversies, together with these over the alleged organic selection of homosexuality, the parable of Black homophobia, and the implications of postmodernist theories for the politics of homosexual liberation. exceptionally else, Wolf places ahead a cogent security of the Marxist tradition—long and wrongly reviled as homophobic in itself—as the way to clarify how LGBT oppression arose and what we will do to place it to bed.”—Dana Cloud, college of Texas at Austin