Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries MOBI Æ
- 280 pages
- Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries
- Karen Tongson
- 01 October 2017 Karen Tongson
❮Reading❯ ➳ Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries ➬ Author Karen Tongson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia s little boxes Moving beyond the imbedded urban rural binary, Relocations offers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia s little boxes Moving beyond the imbedded urban rural binary, Relocations offers the first major queer cultural study of sexuality, race and representation in the suburbs Focusing on the region humorists have referred to as Lesser Los Angeles a global prototype for sprawl Karen Tongson weaves through suburbia s nowhere spaces to survey our spatial imaginaries the aesthetic, creative and popular materials of the new suburbiaAcross southern California s freeways, beneath its overpasses and just beyond Relocations: Queer PDF \ its winding cloverleaf interchanges, Tongson explores the improvisational archives of queer suburban sociability, from multimedia artist Lynne Chan s JJ Chinois projects and the amusement park night clubs of s Orange County to the imperial legacies of the region known as the Inland Empire By taking a hard look at the cosmopolitanism historically considered de rigeur for queer subjects, while engaging with the so called New Suburbanism that has captivated the national imaginary in everything from lifestyle trends to electoral politics, Relocations radically revises our sense of where to see and feel queer of color sociability, politics and desire.