Political Education"Capitalism and Gay Identity."
Monday, January 4th 2021 at 7 PM (Weekly event!)
Zoom Call (please RSVP for meeting link)
BuxMont DSA Steering Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join BuxMont DSA each Monday at 7:00pm for our weekly virtual political education program! Each session will include a live reading of a relatively short, accessible article or other piece of media that encourages us to think strategically about the challenges socialists face in our struggle to build a better world. Because we read articles aloud together, interspersed with open discussion, no homework is necessary!
Sexual and gendered behavior we might identify today as “queer” has always existed, but how have historical modes of production changed how we understand that behavior and the formation of sexual and gendered identities? John D’Emilio in his classic 1983 essay “Capitalism and Gay Identity” argues that capitalism has made possible our modern categories of “gay”, “straight”, etc. because of more individualized labor relations. Join us this week to discuss this provocative and seminal essay of queer Marxist historiography!