Love and Money
Queers, Class, and Cultural Production
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: NYU Press
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Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright, Dedication
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Love and Money was long in the making. I am lucky to have patient colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who take my pace in stride and warmly receive my work as colleague, teacher, and administrator. For all its complexities, UMass is a place with a beating academic heart. The Depart-ment of Communication has been a multidisciplinary melting pot of critical ...
Introduction: Love and Money, Queerness and Class
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Love and Money is a book of cultural critique and exploration at the cross-roads of queerness and class in the United States. Through f_ield studies and comparative criticism, it asks what dif_ference social class makes to queer subjectivity and representation, and what dif_ference queerness makes to class hierarchy and value. I argue that we cannot see queer cultures clearly ...
1. The Class Character of Boys Don’t Cry
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What might be the value of reading Boys Don?t Cry (1nine.oldstylenine.oldstylenine.oldstyle) as a social class narrative? More precisely, how might we interpret the f_ilm as a story of transgender becoming and punishment in a representational f_ield whose class idioms are conspicuously coherent? I pose this question to explore popular discourses of transgender experience, the meanings of class ...
2. Queer Visibility and Social Class
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In his beautiful essay ?Intellectual Desire,? Allan B?rub? (1nine.oldstylenine.oldstyleseven.oldstyle) disen-tangles a lifetime of border living and territorial and symbolic migration. Growing up poor of French Canadian descent in the United States and sur-viving the shame and hostility rained down on his speech community, his family?s Catholic religiosity, and their position and culture in the working ...
3. Every Queer Thing We Know
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How to live? Be sof_t, get by, go slow, open up, f_ind others, try to be kind, funny if you have it in you. Get things done, think justly, create, learn your corner as best you can. There is nothing queer in this list as we know the term, but the gentle vertigo it releases?an unclinical venturesomeness in meeting parts of the world we don?t already understand?brings courage ...
4. Recognition: Queers, Class, and Dorothy Allison
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Twenty years ago, shortly before Penn State University voted to include sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination policy, I crossed campus as a young faculty member, dressed in a suit and tie, wearing my hair short, dyed and spiky as bef_itted the moment, my mouth deeply tinted with red lipstick. A young white man walked past in the opposite direction, turned ...
5. Queer Relay
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In April 200six.oldstyle, at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, I ran into dis-tinguished writer, artist, and cultural producer Sarah Schulman during the MIX-NY Queer Experimental Film and Video Festival. Schulman asked what had brought me to MIX, and I told her that I?d come to see a program of shorts that included writer-director Liza Johnson?s f_ilm Desert Motel (200five.oldstyle). ...
6. Plausible Optimism
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In a universe structured in hierarchy and represented through narratives of recovery and enfranchisement, what is the place of fantasy, and which fan-tasies do we trust? Those questions may seem suspect, coming from a critic, since critique leads us away from fantasy (as wishful thinking or f_lights of fancy) to attach futures to the long labor of ideological exposure and jus-...
Conclusion: A Cultural Politics of Love and Solidarity
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The period since World War II is very telling when it comes to the story of changes in cumulative income growth in the United States. According to Larry M. Bartels (200eight.oldstyle), Princeton professor of public and international af_fairs, the postwar period is not one of uniform upward distribution, where growth is concentrated at the top of the heap; instead, from 1nine.oldstylefour.oldstyleseven.oldstyle to 1nine.oldstyleseven.oldstylefour.oldstyle, ...
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Anderson, Jane, Martha Coolidge, and Anne Heche, directors. 2000. If These Walls Apatow, Judd, director. 200five.oldstyle. The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Universal City, CA: Universal Bigelow, Kathryn, director. 1nine.oldstylenine.oldstyle1. Point Break. Tokyo: JVC Entertainment Networks.Bogart, Paul, director. 1nine.oldstyleeight.oldstyleeight.oldstyle. Torch Song Trilogy. New York: New Line Cinema.Brest, Martin, director. 1nine.oldstyleeight.oldstylefour.oldstyle. Beverly Hills Cop. Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures. ...
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About the Author
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Lisa Henderson is Professor of Communication and Chair of the Depart-ment of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a founding member of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Interest Group of the International Communication Association, and in 2011 received the Roy F. Aarons Award of the Association for Educa-...
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Publication Year: 2013