Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 February 2020

192 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190931667

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Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are

Abigail C. Saguy

  • Shows how the concept of coming out has been used in five distinct contexts: the American LGBTQ+ movement, the fat acceptance movement, the undocumented immigrant youth movement, the plural-marriage family movement among Mormon fundamentalist polygamists, and the #MeToo movement
  • Provides a close look at how identity politics works by focusing on the dynamics of social recognition and social change across stigmatized groups
  • Draws on 146 in-depth interviews, as well as participant observation and textual analysis of five different social movements

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