The gentrification of the mind witness to a lost imagination / Sarah Schulman.
By: Schulman, Sarah.
Contributor(s): OverDrive, Inc.Material type: TextPublisher: Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, ©2012Description: 179 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780520952331 (electronic bk.); 0520952332 (electronic bk.); 9780520280069.Subject(s): AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects | AIDS (Disease) -- United States | Gentrification -- United States | Urban renewal -- United States | Urbanization -- United States | Social Science | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- AIDS & HIV | HISTORY -- United States -- General | MEDICAL -- AIDS & HIV | AIDS (Disease) | AIDS (Disease) -- Social aspects | Gentrification | Urban renewal | Urbanization | United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Gentrification of the mind.DDC classification: 362.196/9792 | 362.1969792
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Introduction: Making record from memory -- Part I: Understanding the past. The dynamics of death and replacement -- The gentrification of AIDS -- Realizing that they're gone -- Part II: The consequences of loss. The gentrification of creation -- The gentrification of gay politics -- The gentrification of our literature -- Conclusion. Degentrification: the pleasure of being uncomfortable.
"In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981-1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to her Lower East Side and brings it to life, filling these pages with vivid memories of her avant-garde queer friends and dramatically recreating the early years of the AIDS crisis as experienced by a political insider. Interweaving personal reminiscence with cogent analysis, Schulman details her experience as a witness to the loss of a generation's imagination and the consequences of that loss."--Provided by publisher.