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That's Revolting!: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation

come to the in-store reading of:

That’s Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting
Assimilation
Edited by Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore
Published by Soft Skull Press

Thurs, Feb 3, 7:30 p.m.
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Avenue
Tel: 831-423-0900
with editor Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore
and contributors Eric Stanley, Tommi Avicolli Mecca, Charlie Anders and more TBA
That’s Revolting! is a radical queer intervention inthe culture wars. It is a call to action dispatched byearly gay liberation rabble-rousers, counterculture demons, fringe artistes, renegade academics, the dispossessd, and the obsessed. In other words, it’s a book by freaks, fruits, perverts and whores dedicated to resisting homogenization, globalization and all the other evils of this ravaging world. Enjoy the glamour
of it all!

Until recently, one might not have imagined the
largest national gay rights lobbying group endorsing a right-wing Republican Senatorial candidate (Al D'Amato in New York), or the San Francisco Pride parade adopting the Budweiser slogan as its official theme. That’s Revolting! skewers the holy trinity of marriage, military service and adoption that has become the
rallying cry of a movement centered more around
obtaining straight privilege than challenging power.


"Startlingly bold and provocative.?
--Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the
United States

“Tired of being represented by the Rich White
Homosexual Lobby and its corporate and media sponsors? Pick up That's Revolting! and find the
bracing world of vivid, provocative, radical queer
visionary argument and activism that you need to feel challenged, goaded, energized and alive.?
--Lisa Duggan, author of The Twilight of Equality:
Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics and the Attack on
Democracy

“Excellent writing and unabashed left politics combine to make this collection vibrant and energizing. The diversity of voices--young and old, people of color, working class, and, of course, every shade of queer--is impressive. These amazing essays represent an anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-capitalist, and anti-imperialist perspective in a positive, optimistic, and even hilarious manner. ?
--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Red Dirt: Growing Up Okie and Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years, 1960-1975

“Mattilda has performed the Herculean task of
gathering all my favorite smart, irreverent, talented, fierce, funny and fabulous people together in one place. I can't wait to see what happens in the world once That's Revolting! has been out there for a while.?
--Kate Bornstein, author of My Gender Workbook



About the editor:
Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, is the
author of Pulling Taffy (Suspect Thoughts 2003) and the editor of Tricks and Treats: Sex Workers
Write About Their Clients (Haworth 2000) and Dangerous Families: Queer Writing on Surviving (Haworth 2004). Mattilda is an instigator of Gay
Shame: A Virus in the System, a radical queer activist group that fights the monster of assimilation.
 
 


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