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Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?

By Cathy Cohen, 1997

Cohen looks at the failed features of queer political activism, as evolved from queer theory, and discusses how intersectionality is the key to not merely ushering in inclusive political activism, but forming collectives based on transformational agendas. In other words, for queer to really do the work, it must transform not just heteronormative oppression, but systemic domination that overlaps sexuality, race, gender, economic class, etc. (Description from Queerstrokes)

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