SCS Queer Caucus
Society for Cinema Studies Conference May 24-27, 2001, Washington, D.C.
"Backlash! The Resistance to Queery; Or, Foucault Couldn't Have Said It Better"
What do the following have in common?: a drop in queer, especially lesbian, full-time academic hires; arbitrary caps placed on queer scholarly publication by corporate-academic publishing companies; homophobic editorial practices in queer and non-queer scholarly journals; an increase in anti-glbt violence on campus, including assaults on glbt teachers by students and support staff; a trend toward classroom and curricular censorship that honors anti-glbt student-"clients"; a reversal of AA/EO policy in several state university systems; the simultaneous promotion of "dumbing down" and the "smart classroom"; administrative micro-management of faculty governance procedures, including tenure and promotion; a re-opening of the academic closet.
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