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Towards a gay communism : elements of a homosexual critique

Author: Mario Mieli; David Fernbach; Evan Calder Williams; Massimo Prearo; Tim Dean
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised English translationView all editions and formats
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First published in Italian in 1977, Mario Mieli's groundbreaking book is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory - here available for the first time in a complete and unabridged English translation, with extensive annotations. Among the most important works ever to address the relationship between homosexuality, homophobia and capitalism, Mieli's essay continues to pose a radical challenge to today's  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Mieli; David Fernbach; Evan Calder Williams; Massimo Prearo; Tim Dean
ISBN: 9780745399522 0745399525 0745399517 9780745399515
OCLC Number: 953976813
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: xxxviii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword: "I keep my treasure in my arse" / Tim Dean --
Introduction / Massimo Prearo --
Translator's preface / Evan Calder Williams --
Homosexual desire is universal --
Fire and brimstone, or how homosexuals became gay --
Heterosexual men, or rather closet queens --
Crime and punishment --
A healthy mind in a perverse body --
Towards a gay communism --
The end --
Appendix A: Unpublished preface to "Homosexuality and liberation" by Mario Mieli (1980) --
Appendix B: Translator's additional note from chapter 1 --
Index.
Other Titles: Elementi di critica omosessuale.
Responsibility: Mario Mieli ; translated by David Fernbach and Evan Calder Williams ; introduction by Massimo Prearo ; foreword by Tim Dean.

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'A just and timely tribute to one of theory's forgotten stars' -- TANK 'Mieli was ahead of his time... Towards a Gay Communism belongs to a visionary tradition of ecstatic utopianism... A fascinating Read more...

 
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