Independent Radical Publishing
Thu, 25 May 2023, 19:00 - 20:00 (GMT)
Lighthouse Bookshop, 43 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9DB
With Pride month just around the corner, Yvette Taylor will be launching 'Working Class Queers' to shake up our thinking around queerness and class.
What does it mean to be working-class and queer in twenty-first century Britain? How is class experienced under conditions of austerity, while we are told society is classless? Do younger and older queers identify in class terms? How do queers navigate life in a post-feminist and ‘post-gay’ world?
Amidst grand statements on LGBTQIA+ equalities as ‘diversity rhetoric’, Working Class Queers shows how struggles for recognition are always material, and that class continues to shape queer lives.
Taylor addresses these lives through a wide range of contexts, including education, employment, family and queer space. Exploring who is represented and who is excluded within the globalized rainbow acronym, she looks at the commercialisation of queer spaces and the political endorsement of a certain type of ‘queer subject’, and how employment can act as a barrier and a disadvantage for working-class queers.
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Highlights the entanglement of British class and sexuality, in a society saturated by the rhetoric of diversity