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Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights

Alison L. Gash


Scholars and pundits have come to expect backlash to civil rights battles, especially when courts are involved. From white backlash to Roe rage, American history is replete with stories of unpopular minorities attempting to secure rights and opponents rising up to impede them. Yet there are instances when minority rights efforts escape the opposition politics so familiar in US civil rights policy debates. Backlash, while a specter in many contentious political battles, is neither inevitable nor invulnerable. One key factor, this book argues, is visibility. Drawing from interviews with advocate ... More

Keywords: backlash, legal, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting, group home, disability, lesbian or gay rights, visibility, subterranean, deliberation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190201159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190201159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison L. Gash, author
University of Oregon, Assistant Professor of Political Science