The United States marriage rights movement just culminated in July 2015 with the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage constitutional.  The mainstream — the mainstream media and the mainstream LGBT rights movemen..." /> The United States marriage rights movement just culminated in July 2015 with the Supreme Court declaring same-sex ma..." /> The United States marriage rights movement just culminated in July 2015 with the Supreme Court declaring same-sex ma..." />

Left Behind By the Alter: Why Queers and Sociologists Need Materialist Feminism

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<p class="FrontMatterbody">The United States marriage rights movement just culminated in July 2015 with the Supreme Court declaring same-sex marriage constitutional.  The mainstream — the mainstream media and the mainstream LGBT rights movement — all applaud this trajectory, with no attention to those who get left behind in marriage politics.  In this paper, I will argue that same-sex marriage is in need of a materialist feminist analysis.  I will critique my discipline — Sociology — for failing to adequately theorize same-sex marriage as a key component of the 21<sup>st</sup> Century landscape of the capitalist mode of production.  I will also critique the mainstream LGBT rights movement and the media attention given same-sex marriage for their lack of attention to the classed relations embedded in marriage rights.  A materialist feminist analysis will allow us to see that there’s still a need for a larger, more emancipatory sexual politics. </p>

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Edwards, M. (2016). Left Behind By the Alter: Why Queers and Sociologists Need Materialist Feminism. Socialist Studies/Études Socialistes, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.18740/s41k5x

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