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When We Win We Lose: Mainstreaming and the Redistribution of Respectability

Dean Spade delivers the 2016 CLAGS Kessler Award Lecture, “When We Win We Lose: Mainstreaming and the Redistribution of Respectability.” Exploring ways of determining if particular reforms or tactics are recuperative or liberatory, Spade offers strategies for moving beyond strategies that deliver only symbolic change. Spade offers a vision of activism and organizing focusing on …