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The Resource The path to gay rights : how activism and coming out changed public opinion, Jeremiah J. Garretson

The path to gay rights : how activism and coming out changed public opinion, Jeremiah J. Garretson

Label
The path to gay rights : how activism and coming out changed public opinion
Title
The path to gay rights
Title remainder
how activism and coming out changed public opinion
Statement of responsibility
Jeremiah J. Garretson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An innovative, data-driven explanation of how public opinion shifted on LGBTQ rights The Path to Gay Rights is the first social science analysis of how and why the LGBTQ movement achieved its most unexpected victory--transforming gay people from a despised group of social deviants into a minority worthy of rights and protections in the eyes of most Americans. The book weaves together a narrative of LGBTQ history with new findings from the field of political psychology to provide an understanding of how social movements affect mass attitudes in the United States and globally. Using data going back to the 1970s, the book argues that the current understanding of how social movements change mass opinion-through sympathetic media coverage and endorsements from political leaders-cannot provide an adequate explanation for the phenomenal success of the LGBTQ movement at changing the public's views. In The Path to Gay Rights, Jeremiah Garretson argues that the LGBTQ community's response to the AIDS crisis was a turning point for public support of gay rights. ACT-UP and related AIDS organizations strategically targeted political and media leaders, normalizing news coverage of LGBTQ issues and AIDS and signaled to LGBTQ people across the United States that their lives were valued. The net result was an increase in the number of LGBTQ people who came out and lived their lives openly, and with increased contact with gay people, public attitudes began to warm and change. Garretson goes beyond the story of LGBTQ rights to develop an evidence-based argument for how social movements can alter mass opinion on any contentious topic"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garretson, Jeremiah J
Dewey number
323.3/2640973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.8.U5
LC item number
G3575 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay rights
  • Gay rights
  • Gays
Label
The path to gay rights : how activism and coming out changed public opinion, Jeremiah J. Garretson
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
Part I. Introduction -- A transformed society : LGBT rights in the United States -- Understanding affective liberalization -- Part II. A prelude to change : LGBT movement development and political integration -- The spread and intensification of gay and lesbian identities -- The capture of the Democratic Party and the Clinton victory -- Part III. Public response and the nature of social change -- Issue evolution? : gay politics in the early Clinton years -- Coming out, entertainment television, and the youth revolt -- The persistence of political conflict over gay rights -- Part IV. Looking toward the future -- The global shift in attitudes toward homosexuality -- Social change in liberal democracies
Control code
on1003489398
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 297 pages
Isbn
9781479822133
Lccn
2017034393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977322837
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489398
Label
The path to gay rights : how activism and coming out changed public opinion, Jeremiah J. Garretson
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
Part I. Introduction -- A transformed society : LGBT rights in the United States -- Understanding affective liberalization -- Part II. A prelude to change : LGBT movement development and political integration -- The spread and intensification of gay and lesbian identities -- The capture of the Democratic Party and the Clinton victory -- Part III. Public response and the nature of social change -- Issue evolution? : gay politics in the early Clinton years -- Coming out, entertainment television, and the youth revolt -- The persistence of political conflict over gay rights -- Part IV. Looking toward the future -- The global shift in attitudes toward homosexuality -- Social change in liberal democracies
Control code
on1003489398
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
v, 297 pages
Isbn
9781479822133
Lccn
2017034393
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99977322837
System control number
(OCoLC)1003489398

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