Lisa Duggan is associate professor of American Studies and history at New York University. She is coeditor of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest and author of Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity, which won the John Boswell Prize of the American Historical Association in 2001.
“A superb book . . . [Duggan] reveals just how much the far-reaching neoliberal revolution has been advanced, at every step of the way, through insidious appeals to race, gender, and sexuality.” -Andrew Ross, author of The Celebration Chronicles
“Brilliantly bold and coherent. [Duggan] rebuts the puritanical and the implicit, and makes a potent case for various hues of the unrepresented or underrepresented in American politics.” -Akinbola E. Akinwumi, Politicalaffairs.net
“Duggan’s well-reasoned argument is that true progressive change must occur not in parts but as a unified whole.” -Publishers Weekly
“Finally, a cogent and hard-hitting attack on the cultural politics of neo-liberalism . . . We need Duggan’s book, now more than ever, to point the way to new progressive politics, real social justice and a revitalized public intellectual sphere.” -Judith Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity
“Lisa Duggan’s insightful, carefully argued, and passionate book finally makes sense of neo-liberals’ rise to power in the 1990s . . . Duggan leaves us with a brilliant analysis of where we are now and a map for how to get to a better, more just place.” -Tricia Rose, author of Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy