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Over the Rainbow: Money, Class & Homophobia

Authors: Nicola Field

ISBN: 9781907133947

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First published in 1995, Nicola Field’s Over the Rainbow confronts the political contradictions in the LGBT+ movement and contains one of the earliest first-hand accounts from the frontlines of Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners, featured in the hit film Pride. Written at a time when LGBT+ people enjoyed increased visibility but faced continued discrimination and assault from conservative governments, Over the Rainbow sets an agenda for resistance rooted in class politics and shatters the myth of a unified LGBT+ ‘community’. Including fresh material, this expanded edition considers the impact of Pride and the challenges ahead for LGBT+ activism in the 21st century.

‘A classic’Sally Campbell, editor of Socialist Review

‘…a long-awaited analysis of the intersections of sexual and gender identity with class, as well as giving a superb immanent critique of the mainstream LGBT movement…’ - Gregory Esteven, editor of Monthly Review

‘Unparalleled’ -  Leo Zeilig, author of Eddie the Kid

‘We all have a couple of key books in our lives that have really made us sit up and think. This was one of mine.’Peter Dwyer, co-author of African Struggles Today

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