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The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism

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The Reification of Desiretakes two critical perspectives rarely analyzed together—formative arguments for Marxism and those that have been the basis for queer theory—and productively scrutinizes these ideas bothwithandagainsteach other to put forth a new theoretical connection between Marxism and queer studies.

Kevin Floyd brings queer critique to bear on the Marxian categ
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published June 12th 2009 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Taryn Janati
Mar 01, 2016 Taryn Janati rated it it was amazing
"""using this to remember my fav quotes from the book"" (pg 61) "[The reification of desire as sexuality], together with emerging attempts to manage social consumption, begins to suggest the value of a Marxian reframing of Foucault’s methodological distinction between the family’s inside and outside in terms of capital’s increasing regulation of that border. A reification of desire unfolds as the family is increasingly saturated not only with pathology but also with commodities, amid the ...more
Kyle Simon
Aug 14, 2016 Kyle Simon rated it liked it
I think this book might be much more helpful to someone who identifies as a marxist and has an interest in Queer theory rather than the other way around. However, my issue with the majority of the book is that it is extremely male/masculine-centered, a majority of the examples have to do with male sexual desire or men/masculinity in general and I was hard-pressed connecting the dots to women-centered examples. This is my biggest complaint of the book, as I feel as if the book would have been ...more
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