- "The vast majority of anti-violence activism in the United States occurs within the framework of identity politics. Identity-based movements, such as those to stop violence against people of color, women, and LGBT people, have become so commonplace as to seem to be a natural way to reduce violence. Unlivable Lives examines how identity politics and anti-violence activities shape group identity and practices of activism in ways that can be unintentionally damaging to the very groups they aim to protect. Analyzing thirteen national organizations working to reduce the violence experienced by transgender people, sociologist Laurel Westbrook reveals that activists use a number of techniques with consequences that run counter to the goal of making trans lives more livable. Rather than reducing fear, these tactics may actually increase it, leaving group members convinced that a violent fate is inevitable. Provocative and galvanizing, this book envisions new strategies for anti-violence and social justice movements and will revolutionize the way we think about this form of activism"-- [Provided by publisher]
Table of Contents:
- Unlivable lives : the origins and outcomes of identity-based anti-violence activism
- Violence matters : producing identity through accounts of murder
- Atypical archetypes : the causes and consequences of famous victims of violence
- Homogeneous subjecthood : how activists' focus on identity obscures patterns of violence
- Valuable and vulnerable : how activists' tactical repertoires shape subjecthood and generate fear
- Shaping solutions : how identity politics influence violence prevention efforts
- Facilitating livable lives : alternative approaches to anti-violence activism
- Methodological appendix A : transgender anti-violence organizations
- Methodological appendix B : collecting data on murders of transgender people.
- Item content: English
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 12, 2020).
- 1 online resource (xv, 271 pages) : illustrations
- text file
- HQ77.965.U6 W47 2021eb
- 9780520974159 (electronic book)
0520974158 (electronic book)
9780520316584 (hardcover) [Invalid]
9780520316591 (paperback) [Invalid]
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