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Assembling the Poor People's Campaign (1968) Queer Activism and Economic Justice


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Assembling the Poor People's Campaign (1968) Queer Activism and Economic Justice

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dc.contributor.author Juhasz-Wood, Christina
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-31T18:15:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-31
dc.date.submitted July 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/13198
dc.description.abstract This thesis attempts to bring the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) of 1968 into contemporary discussions about queer scholarship and activism. The PPC assembled a diverse racial and ethnic constituency in an unprecedented way to produce a massive, national political campaign to end poverty. This complex assemblage was largely indecipherable to the press and many historians, which has contributed to the view that the campaign was a failure, particularly in relation to the civil rights movement . I describe how the mainstream gay rights movement appropriates the civil rights movement as normative to seek forms of national inclusion. I argue that the PPC provides a historical model for queer disruptions to homonormativity through radical alliances for racial, gendered, decolonial, and economic justice. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Queer Studies en_US
dc.subject Southwest Studies en_US
dc.subject Race, Class and Ethnicity en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Poor People's Campaign
dc.subject.lcsh Basic needs--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Civil rights movements--United States
dc.subject.lcsh Gay liberation movement
dc.subject.lcsh Queer theory
dc.title Assembling the Poor People's Campaign (1968) Queer Activism and Economic Justice en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree American Studies en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of American Studies en_US
dc.description.advisor Goldstein, Alyosha
dc.description.committee-member Gomez, Laura
dc.description.committee-member Reyes, Barbara
emb.embargo.terms 2017-07-31
emb.embargo.lift 2017-07-31

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