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Critical Politics in a Neoliberal Institution: Gay and Lesbian Organizing at Swarthmore College, 1988-1993

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dc.contributor.advisor Dorsey, Bruce
dc.contributor.advisor Azfar, Farid
dc.contributor.author Roseberry-Polier, Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-04T17:42:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-04T17:42:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/23735
dc.description.abstract This paper studies gay and lesbian organizing at Swarthmore as part of national trends of neoliberalism, multiculturalism, and queer politics in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Students in this period achieved numerous concrete gains and institutional resources, particularly the establishment of an annual gay and lesbian studies conference and the Intercultural Center. In the process, they entered into new coalitions with each other, changing the way that students conceptualized identity and engaged with the school. Change was limited due to Swarthmore’s corporate priorities and the challenges of achieving cultural transformation, but the process of organizing marked a valuable way of relating to the school and envisioning justice. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of History en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.title Critical Politics in a Neoliberal Institution: Gay and Lesbian Organizing at Swarthmore College, 1988-1993 en_US
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