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Sex, needs and queer culture : from liberation to the postgay

Author: David Alderson
Publisher: London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The belief of many in the early sexual liberation movements was that capitalism's investment in the norms of the heterosexual family meant that any challenge to them was invariably anti-capitalist. In recent years, however, lesbian and gay subcultures have become increasingly mainstream and commercialized--as seen, for example, in corporate backing for pride events--while the initial radicalism of sexual liberation  Read more...
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Alderson, David, 1968-
Sex, needs and queer culture.
London : Zed Books, 2016
(OCoLC)946358030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Alderson
ISBN: 9781783605132 1783605138 9781783605125 178360512X
OCLC Number: 947139158
Description: viii, 316 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Transitions --
Is capitalism progressive (for queers)? --
Feeling radical : versions of counterculture --
Subculture and postgay dynamics --
Postscripts.
Other Titles: Sex, needs & queer culture
Responsibility: David Alderson.

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Offers a new and radically different interpretive framework for our understanding of neoliberalism and sexuality.  Read more...

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'By placing the economic so directly next to the sexual, Sex, Needs and Queer Culture is able to cut through the ideologies of both the academy and the world at large. Alderson's careful eye avoids Read more...

 
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