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Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalitional Possibilities

Karma R. Chávez


The battles for LGBTQ rights and immigrant rights have captured significant attention in the U.S. public sphere throughout the twenty-first century. Both movements, which are largely understood to be separate, have advocated a politics of inclusion in and assimilation to mainstream national values. Delineating an alternative approach to activism at the intersection of queer rights, immigration rights, and social justice, this book examines a series of “coalitional moments” in which contemporary activists discover and respond to the predominant rhetoric, imagery, and ideologies that signal a se ... More

Keywords: activism, queer rights, immigration rights, social justice, national identity, queer politics, migration politics, women of color, queerness, citizenship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038105
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038105.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karma R. Chávez, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison