Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences

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Hailed as ?a cri de coeur woven into a utopian vision” by Susan Brownmiller (author of Against Our Will), Ties That Bind is the highly praised work of prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman on ?familial homophobia,” a phenomenon that, until now, has not had a name but is nevertheless an integral part of most people’s experience. Ties That Bind invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem.

Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman’s book draws on her own lived experience, her research, and her engagement with active social change to articulate a practical, attainable vision of transformation that can begin today. This highly acclaimed and groundbreaking exploration is now available in paperback for countless more to experience a fundamental text that alters our understanding of homophobia and adds a critical dimension to the political landscape of all Americans.

Hailed as “a cri de coeur woven into a utopian vision” by Susan Brownmiller (author of Against Our Will), Ties That Bind is the highly praised work of prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman on “familial homophobia,” a phenomenon that, until now, has not had a name but is nevertheless an integral part of most people’s experience. Ties That Bind invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem.

Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman’s book draws on her own lived experience, her research, and her engagement with active social change to articulate a practical, attainable vision of transformation that can begin today. This highly acclaimed and groundbreaking exploration is now available in paperback for countless more to experience a fundamental text that alters our understanding of homophobia and adds a critical dimension to the political landscape of all Americans.


Publisher: New York : New Press ; London : Turnaround [distributor], 2012
Description: xiii, 171 p. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 9781595588166
1595588167
Branch Call Number: 306.766 Sch

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Feb 23, 2013

This is an incredibly potent book for any open-minded reader. It points out flaws with society's inability to accept minorities, focusing specifically on gay women.

The book goes in depth with how homophobia is treated in society and how little care is actually attributed to making anything better. It gives true to life examples of situations that are usually ignored by non-homosexual people.

It has some very good ideas on how to approach these problems and comes right down to how to deal with homophobia within the family setting.

The only complaint I have, is that the book fails to acknowledge single parents and more isolated families, like single children.

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