The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle (Hardback)Daniel Okamura (editor), Christopher T. Conner (author of contributions,editor), Adriana Brodyn (author of contributions), Jeffrey Escoffier (author of contributions), Amin Ghaziani (author of contributions), Theo Greene (author of contributions), C.J. Janovy (author of contributions), Aliraza Javaid (author of contributions), Jonathan Jimenez (author of contributions)
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The Gayborhood: From Sexual Liberation to Cosmopolitan Spectacle explores the lived experiences of LGBT+ persons in an era of heightened visibility. Gay urban enclaves, known colloquially as gayborhoods, illustrate the evolution of LGBT+ political capacity building. Since their emergence after World War II, gayborhoods have homogenized at the expense of women, transgender, and nonwhite persons due to neoliberal policies promoted by urban planners. Thus, their popularization and economic vitality correlate with a loss of collective identity and space for some inhabitants. While gayborhoods were once diverse and inclusive spaces that rejected normative institutions of marriage and assimilation into dominant society, the stakeholders of these areas have now unashamedly aligned themselves with conformity and profitability to legitimize their existence. The contributors within The Gayborhood invite readers to reflect on the future of LGBT+ politics and look beyond the commercialized rainbow spectacle of gayborhoods to the communities and aspirations within.
Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 258
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 228 x 163 x 22 mm
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