Queer Commodities: Contemporary US Fiction, Consumer Capitalism, and Gay and Lesbian Subcultures by G. DavidsonQueer Commodities: Contemporary US Fiction, Consumer Capitalism, and Gay and Lesbian Subcultures by G. Davidson

Queer Commodities: Contemporary US Fiction, Consumer Capitalism, and Gay and Lesbian Subcultures

byG. Davidson

Hardcover | February 10, 2012

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Queer Commoditiesis the first book-length analysis of same-sexuality and consumer capitalism in contemporary US fiction. Moving beyond the critical tendencies to identify gay and lesbian subcultures as either hopelessly immersed in consumer capitalism or heroically resistant to it, Guy Davidson argues that while these subcultures are necessarily commodified, they also provide means of subversively negotiating aspects of life under capitalism.
GUY DAVIDSONLecturer of English Literature at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
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Title:Queer Commodities: Contemporary US Fiction, Consumer Capitalism, and Gay and Lesbian SubculturesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:190 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.72 inPublished:February 10, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230340490

ISBN - 13:9780230340497

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Table of Contents

Queer Commodities Metropolitan Destinies: Edmund White's The Farewell Symphony Utopia and Apocalypse in Samuel Delany's The Mad Man Bar and Dog Collar: Commodity, Subculture, and Narrative in Jane DeLynn Revolt into Style: Subcultural and Literary Politics in Lynn Breedlove and Michelle Tea

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Queer Commoditiesis the first book-length analysis of same-sexuality and consumer capitalism in contemporary US fiction. Moving beyond the critical tendencies to identify gay and lesbian subcultures as either hopelessly immersed in consumer capitalism or heroically resistant to it, Guy Davidson argues that while these subcultures are necessarily commodified, they also provide means of subversively negotiating aspects of life under capitalism.'Part of a recently renewed queer critical interest in capitalism and commodity cultures, Queer Commodities repurposes the concept of the subcultural in order to make clear that commodification is the ambivalent heart of our most cherished queer collectivities. Davidson is as punchy and compelling as the clutch of contemporary American queer fiction on which he draws.' - Annamarie Jagose, author of Inconsequence: Lesbian Representation and the Logic of Sexual Sequence