“The Lesbian and Gay Movements: Assimilation or Liberation?”, the latest book by Professor of Public Policy Studies and Political Science Craig A. Rimmerman, was recently published by Westview Press.
Called “lively and provocative” by Gary Lehring of Smith College, the book analyzes the liberationist and assimilationist strategies of lesbian and gay movements in the United States in regards to three policy issues: HIV/AIDS, Same Sex Marriage, and Gays in the Military.
Through an examination of the two strategies, Rimmerman scrutinizes the effectiveness of a movement and in what ways and capacities the assimilationist and liberationist strategies are “effective. He explores how Congress, the Supreme Court, and presidents Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton responded to the issues and grievances of the movements. Rimmerman also examines the current administration’s policies in these regards, as well as the response of the Christian Right to the two strategies.
Rimmerman, who also holds the Joseph P. DiGangi Chair in the Social Sciences, is the editor of the Dilemmas in American Politics series, from Westview Press. He is the author or editor of several books and articles dealing with the presidency, lesbian and gay movements, and politics. A member of the HWS faculty since 1986, he holds a bachelor’s from Miami University and his master’s and Ph.D. from Ohio State.
Copies of the new book are available at The College Store.