publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Canaries in the mine? Gay community, consumption and aspiration in neoliberal Washington, DC

Nathaniel M Lewis;
Open Access English
  • Published: 06 Dec 2016
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Gay men have been implicated in neoliberal urban development strategies (e.g. the creative city) as a ‘canary’ population that forecasts growth. Paradoxically, both neoliberal re-development of North American inner-cities and the ways in which gay men become neoliberalised as individuals contribute to the dissolution of urban gay communities. In contrast to discourses of homonormativity, which suggest that gay men’s declining attachments to gay communities stem from new equalities and consequent desires to assimilate into the mainstream, this article argues that gay men in DC have internalised neoliberal discourses that call for career development, home ow...
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free text keywords: Environmental Science (miscellaneous), Urban Studies, Working class, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Mainstream, Urban planning, Sociology, Neoliberalism, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Social status, Gender studies, Creative city, Career development
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Canaries in the mine? Gay community, consumption and aspiration in neoliberal Washington, DC

Nathaniel M Lewis;