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Karen Tongson takes us on a wild ride to the hinterlands, the inner empires and the disturbing yet vital ‘burbs

Karen Tongson takes us on a wild ride to the hinterlands, the inner empires and the disturbing yet vital ‘burbs. She skillfully re-routes well-trodden tales of white flight and gay migration and deftly navigates the theoretical freeways to trace the emergence, lives and furtive affective and creative aspirations of queer of color cultures and communities in what have been long been considered the spatial edge of American social life. Start reading Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures) on your Kindle in under a minute.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries. Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries. This book about relocations through space and time-in some situations by choice, and in others through circumstances beyond one’s control- has been guided from the outset by my own circuitous journeys to, through, and between many places, as well as among the many people who made these locations truly significant to me, not only intellectually but also affectively.

Karen Tongson (born August 23, 1973 in Manila, Philippines) is a Filipino-American cultural critic, writer and queer studies scholar.

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What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia’s little boxes?

Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries. THIS BOOK FLOWS from beginning to end through the freeway tributaries that tenuously bind the sprawling counties of Southern California’s suburban landscape. Published by: NYU Press. We enter these counties that glow at night like neat sherbet grids from the twisted surfaces of concrete cloverleaves, the elaborate off-ramps that spiral toward home past earnestly edged lawns, big-box shops, and tawdry strip malls looking wan beneath layers of worn stucco, yet teeming with more than mere commerce.

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Read Relocations, by Karen Tongson online on Bookmate – What queer lives, loves and possibilities teem within suburbia’s little boxes? Moving beyond the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocations off. 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 suburbia.

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 suburbia.

Across southern California’s freeways, beneath its overpasses and just beyond 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 1980s 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.


Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures) download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Karen Tongson
ISBN: 0814783104
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: NYU Press; unknown edition (August 1, 2011)
Pages: 299 pages