Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism
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Rosemary Hennessy is Associate Professor of English at the University of Albany, SUNY. . She is the author of Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse (Routledge, 1993) and the co-editor of MaterialistFeminism: A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women'sLives (Routledge, 1997)
"Towards a Materialist Understanding of Sexual Identity" according to tamiii. Even today, with a few rare exceptions, Marxists have ignored sexuality and domestic labor in capitalist production even as it places the production of labor-power as a commodity as its central concern. Extending Lukacs, Hennessy ventures to redress this deficiency by . impressive marxist stance A Customer i am very impressed with the author's marxist stance. she is very critical of the currently trendy scholars. it is time to reclaim the marxist materialism. especially for lesbian and gay people.
From Booklist Alexandra Chasin has just examined the relationship between commerce and gay and lesbian political identity in Selling Out: The Gay and Lesbian Movement Goes to Market. David RouseCopyright © American Library Association. Now Hennessy goes much deeper with an analysis of how sexual and gender identities are shaped by capitalism. All rights reserved. Hennessy is an associate professor at the University of Albany (SUNY), where she has taught postmodern and marxist theory, lesbian and gay studies, and queer theory. Her basic premise is that "the structural contradictions on which capitalism is based shape the work we do, the food we eat, our mobility in the world, how we know, who and how we
Drawing on an international range of examples, from Che Guevarra to "The Crying Game," Profit and Pleasure leads the discussion of sexuality to a consideration of material reality and the substance of men and women's everyday lives.