Are We Thinking Straight?: The Politics of Straightness in a Lesbian and Gay Social Movement Organization

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Taylor & Francis, 2006 - Social Science - 213 pages
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This book highlights the strategic deployment of a straight identity by an LGBT organization. Cortese explores the ways in which activists strategically use a "straight" identity as a social movement tool in order to successfully achieve the movement objectives.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Theory and Research Methods
15
Chapter Three Organizational Diversity in SAGA
57
The Mission of SAGA
87
Straight Strategy
115
Chapter Six Political Environments Shape Identity Deployment
141
Chapter Seven Straight Ahead and Moving Forward
173
Appendix A
183
Appendix B
187
Appendix C
189
Appendix D
191
Notes
193
References
195
Index
203
Back cover
215
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Daniel K. Cortese is an Assistant Professor at Governors State University, where he conducts research on the social psychological and sociological processes of identity construction, and how organizations strategically shape collective identities through culture. As a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Francisco‚e(tm)s Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, he analyzed thousands of previously secret tobacco industry documents and tobacco industry-produced lifestyle magazines to detail the tobacco industry‚e(tm)s strategic use of identity in their marketing strategies to target young adults. Dr. Cortese‚e(tm)s research is published in Social Science & Medicine, Journal of Adolescent Health, and Men & Masculinities.

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