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The gentrification of the mind : witness to a lost imagination

Author: Sarah Schulman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
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In this memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996) in New York, CUNY Professor of English Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the queer culture, cheap rents, and virbrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight, replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to her Lower East Side and brings it to life, sharing vivid memories of her avant-garde queer friends and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Schulman
ISBN: 9780520264779 0520264770 9780520280069 0520280067
OCLC Number: 741937545
Description: ix, 179 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Making record from memory --
The dynamics of death and replacement --
The gentrification of AIDS --
Realizing that they're gone --
The gentrification of creation --
The gentrification of gay politics --
The gentrification of our literature --
Conclusion: Degentrification : the pleasure of being uncomfortable.
Responsibility: Sarah Schulman.

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