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“(Gay) Sex and the (Post) Industrial City: Leathermen, San Francisco, and the Future of Queer Worlds” by Gayle Rubin

April 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Gayle Rubin flyerPlease join us for a guest lecture by Dr. Gayle Rubin, Associate Professor in Anthropology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan. Dr. Rubin is widely lauded for her groundbreaking articles on the politics of sex and gender and for her ethnographic research on sexual populations and geographies. This talk explores the impact of deindustrialization on queer urban location through close examination of San Francisco’s gay male leather population in the South of Market. Five decades of relentless urban renewal and large scale redevelopment have largely transformed this formerly industrial and working-class residential neighborhood into areas of luxury housing and capital-intensive commerce, rendering its gay and leather presence increasingly precarious. South of Market and its gay leather population exemplify changes in land use and real estate markets, raising the question of whether the “gay city” has a future, and what kind of future it has.

This talk occurs on Friday, April 6th, 2018 from 406 pm. in Chittenden Hall, Room 110.

This event is co-sponsored by The Department of English, The Center for Gender in Global Context and the Department of Anthropology.

 


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Date:
April 6, 2018
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.english.msu.edu/research/research-workshops/

Venue

110 Chittenden Hall

466 W. Circle Dr.

East Lansing,

MI

48824

United States

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Phone:
517-353-3220

Organizers

Department of English
The Center for Gender in a Global Context
Department of Anthropology