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dc.contributor.authorJuhasz-Wood, Christina
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-31T18:15:54Z
dc.date.issued2011-08-31
dc.date.submittedJuly 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/13198
dc.description.abstractThis 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.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectQueer Studiesen_US
dc.subjectSouthwest Studiesen_US
dc.subjectRace, Class and Ethnicityen_US
dc.subject.lcshPoor People's Campaign
dc.subject.lcshBasic needs--United States
dc.subject.lcshCivil rights movements--United States
dc.subject.lcshGay liberation movement
dc.subject.lcshQueer theory
dc.titleAssembling the Poor People's Campaign (1968) Queer Activism and Economic Justiceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeAmerican Studiesen_US
dc.description.levelMastersen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of American Studiesen_US
dc.description.advisorGoldstein, Alyosha
dc.description.committee-memberGomez, Laura
dc.description.committee-memberReyes, Barbara
emb.embargo.terms2017-07-31
emb.embargo.lift2017-07-31


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