Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld, an associate professor at Iowa State University, has been writing social commentary for many years. This book is a compilation of his best essays.
Much of this work addresses lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues, and he also writes about such topics as bullying, being Jewish, the intersectionality of identities, race, religion, and immigration. Dr. Blumenfeld writes about people including Pat Buchanan, Mathew Shepard, Fred Phelps, and Newt Gingrich, and places such as Texas and its school board, Tennessee, Arizona, Florida, Michigan, and Poland. He also addresses issues such as higher education, the Girl Scouts, marriage equality, ecojustice, sexual abuse, and scapegoating populations. This is an outstanding work for such classes as history, political science, multicultural and social justice education, and LGBT/Queer studies. It is also an excellent work for discussion groups and book groups who want to delve deeper into an understanding of what it means to be socially just and socially conscious.
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