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The Pacific Northwest is known for its diverse, unusual politics. There are thriving gay and lesbian communities and populations of staunchly conservative Christians. Both groups wield political power out of proportion to their numbers and yet both feel beleaguered. How do members of these groups—both community leaders and everyday citizens—perceive the political climates that surround them

This book tells a tale of two Northwestern cities: Seattle, well known nationally for its liberalism, and Spokane, its conservative cousin to the east. Weathering Change characterizes the ways these liberal and conservative environments translate into hostility and hospitality for the Christian conservatives, gay men, and lesbians who live within them. Linneman gives us a firsthand account of how people from both groups think about social change in relation to the media, the public, the government, their communities, and their opposition. Indeed, we gain much needed insight into why Christian conservatives view the progress of the gay and lesbian movement as such a threat.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. 1. Experiencing Political Climates
  2. pp. 1-25
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  1. 2. Watching the Media
  2. pp. 26-57
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  1. 3. Reading the Public Mind
  2. pp. 58-90
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  1. 4. Engaging the Government
  2. pp. 91-121
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  1. 5. Being in the Communities
  2. pp. 122-151
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  1. 6. Reflecting on the Other
  2. pp. 152-182
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  1. 7. Changing the Climates
  2. pp. 183-209
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  1. 8. Concluding Thoughts
  2. pp. 210-223
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  1. Appendix: Methods
  2. pp. 225-246
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 251-260
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 261-266
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 267
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814765180
Related ISBN
9780814751879
MARC Record
OCLC
57361640
Pages
278
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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