Ties That Bind (Paperback)
Familial Homophobia and Its Consequences
New Press, 9781595588166, 192pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2012
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Hailed as "a cri de coeur woven into a utopian vision" by Susan Brownmiller (author of Against Our Will
), Ties That Bind
is the highly praised work of prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman on "familial homophobia," a phenomenon that, until now, has not had a name but is nevertheless an integral part of most people's experience. Ties That Bind
invites us to understand familial homophobia as a cultural crisis, rather than a personal or an individual problem.
Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman's book draws on her own lived experience, her research, and her engagement with active social change to articulate a practical, attainable vision of transformation that can begin today. This highly acclaimed and groundbreaking exploration is now available in paperback for countless more to experience a fundamental text that alters our understanding of homophobia and adds a critical dimension to the political landscape of all Americans.
About the Author
Sarah Schulman is the author of seventeen books and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright award. She is Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island, and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University. She lives in New York City.