Outspeak: Narrating Identities That Matter


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What does it mean to claim to be gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, straight, or to belong to some racial category, or to be a teenager or a senior citizen? Taking as its focal point the articulation of sexual orientation, Outspeak adopts a narrative approach to understanding professions of identity that does justice to the fears of those who recognize the potential of such labels to oppress, marginalize, and silence. It explores the ways in which professing identity speaks the truth and demands a hearing. In so doing, it ...

Outspeak: Narrating Identities That Matter 2000, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791447383

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