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The Resource Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination, Doug Meyer

Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination, Doug Meyer

Label
Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination
Title
Violence against queer people
Title remainder
race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination
Statement of responsibility
Doug Meyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Violence against lesbians and gay men has increasingly captured media and scholarly attention. But these reports tend to focus on one segment of the LGBT community--white, middle class men--and largely ignore that part of the community that arguably suffers a larger share of the violence--racial minorities, the poor, and women. In Violence against Queer People, sociologist Doug Meyer offers the first investigation of anti-queer violence that focuses on the role played by race, class, and gender. Drawing on interviews with forty-seven victims of violence, Meyer shows that LGBT people encounter significantly different forms of violence--and perceive that violence quite differently--based on their race, class, and gender. His research highlights the extent to which other forms of discrimination--including racism and sexism--shape LGBT people's experience of abuse. He reports, for instance, that lesbian and transgender women often described violent incidents in which a sexual or a misogynistic component was introduced, and that LGBT people of color sometimes weren't sure if anti-queer violence was based solely on their sexuality or whether racism or sexism had also played a role. Many feel that the struggle for gay rights has largely been accomplished and the tide of history has swung in favor of LGBT equality. Violence Against Queer People, on the contrary, argues that the lives of many LGBT people have improved very little, if at all, over the past thirty years."--Back cover
Awards note
Stonewall Honor Book in Nonfiction, 2016
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meyer, Doug
Dewey number
362.88086/64
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.4.H66
LC item number
M49 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gays
  • Hate crimes
  • United States
  • Social classes
  • Sexual minorities
  • Sexual minorities
  • Gays
  • Hate crimes
  • Race relations
  • Social classes
  • United States
  • Homophobie
  • Hate crime
  • LGBT
  • USA
Label
Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination, Doug Meyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social inequality and violence against LGBT people -- More than homophobia : the race, class, and gender dynamics of anti-LGBT violence -- "I'm making Black people look bad" : the racial implications of anti-queer violence -- Gendered views of sexual assault, physical violence, and verbal abuse -- Race, gender, and perceptions of violence as homophobic -- "Not that big of a deal" : social class differences in viewing violence as severe -- The home and the street : violence from strangers and family members -- Conclusion: Anti-queer violence and multiple systems of oppression
Control code
ocn904047327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780813573151
Lccn
2015004939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025326853
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813573151
  • (OCoLC)904047327
Label
Violence against queer people : race, class, gender, and the persistence of anti-LGBT discrimination, Doug Meyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Social inequality and violence against LGBT people -- More than homophobia : the race, class, and gender dynamics of anti-LGBT violence -- "I'm making Black people look bad" : the racial implications of anti-queer violence -- Gendered views of sexual assault, physical violence, and verbal abuse -- Race, gender, and perceptions of violence as homophobic -- "Not that big of a deal" : social class differences in viewing violence as severe -- The home and the street : violence from strangers and family members -- Conclusion: Anti-queer violence and multiple systems of oppression
Control code
ocn904047327
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780813573151
Lccn
2015004939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025326853
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813573151
  • (OCoLC)904047327

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