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The Resource Wedlocked : the perils of marriage equality : how African Americans and gays mistakenly thought the right to marry would set them free, Katherine Franke

Wedlocked : the perils of marriage equality : how African Americans and gays mistakenly thought the right to marry would set them free, Katherine Franke

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Wedlocked : the perils of marriage equality : how African Americans and gays mistakenly thought the right to marry would set them free
Title
Wedlocked
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the perils of marriage equality : how African Americans and gays mistakenly thought the right to marry would set them free
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Katherine Franke
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Language
eng
Summary
The staggering string of victories by the gay rights movement s campaign for marriage equality raises questions not only about how gay people have been able to successfully deploy marriage to elevate their social and legal reputation, but also what kind of freedom and equality the ability to marry can mobilize.Wedlocked turns to history to compare today s same-sex marriage movement to the experiences of newly emancipated black people in the mid-nineteenth century, when they were able to legally marry for the first time. Maintaining that the transition to greater freedom was both wondrous and perilous for newly emancipated people, Katherine Franke relates stories of former slaves involvements with marriage and draws lessons that serve as cautionary tales for today's marriage rights movements. While be careful what you wish for is a prominent theme, they also teach us how the rights-bearing subject is inevitably shaped by the very rights they bear, often in ways that reinforce racialized gender norms and stereotypes. Franke further illuminates how the racialization of same-sex marriage has redounded to the benefit of the gay rights movement while contributing to the ongoing subordination of people of color and the diminishing reproductive rights of women.Like same-sex couples today, freed African-American men and women experienced a shift in status from outlaws to in-laws, from living outside the law to finding their private lives organized by law and state licensure. Their experiences teach us the potential and the perils of being subject to legal regulation: rights and specifically the right to marriage can both burden and set you free."
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Franke, Katherine
Dewey number
306.810973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Sexual cultures
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  • Marriage
  • Marriage law
  • African Americans
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Equality
  • African Americans
  • Equality
  • Marriage
  • Marriage law
  • Same-sex marriage
  • United States
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Wedlocked : the perils of marriage equality : how African Americans and gays mistakenly thought the right to marry would set them free, Katherine Franke
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Freedom by marriage
  • Fluid families : "it is probable that the soldier had two wives"
  • Boots next to the bed : getting caught in marriage's web
  • Am I my brother's keeper? : policing our own with marriage
  • The afterlife of racism and homophobia
  • What marriage equality teaches us about gender and sex
Control code
ocn909198573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9781479815746
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025473537
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909198573
Label
Wedlocked : the perils of marriage equality : how African Americans and gays mistakenly thought the right to marry would set them free, Katherine Franke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Freedom by marriage
  • Fluid families : "it is probable that the soldier had two wives"
  • Boots next to the bed : getting caught in marriage's web
  • Am I my brother's keeper? : policing our own with marriage
  • The afterlife of racism and homophobia
  • What marriage equality teaches us about gender and sex
Control code
ocn909198573
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 275 pages
Isbn
9781479815746
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015018556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025473537
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909198573

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