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Losing Matt Shepard : life and politics in the aftermath of anti-gay murder

Author: Beth Loffreda
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Loffreda writes about the murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard and the reaction by the university community, the town of Laramie, and the national media.
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Named Person: Matthew Shepard; Matthew Shepard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Loffreda
ISBN: 0231118589 9780231118583 0231118597 9780231118590
OCLC Number: 44413608
Description: xiv, 189 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAuthor's NoteChapter OneChapter TwoChapter ThreeChapter FourChapter FiveChapter SixA Note on SourcesAcknowledgments
Responsibility: Beth Loffreda.

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The first book to look beyond the brutal events toward the broad implications of Matt Shepard's story. Loffreda shows how the politics of sexuality unfolds in a remote and sparsely populated area of  Read more...

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As the author examines the cultural repercussions of Shepard's death, she also provides an objective history of hate crimes and the efforts at legislation, taking both extreme conservatives and Read more...

 
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A nice addition to any older kid's library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-07-24) Good Permalink

      I find this to be a very good book for high school students, teachers and parents.  I would recommend it  to those looking for a book about the lives of homosexual people , and the communities in which they often live.  The author is in a unique position...
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