By Karen Tongson
What queer lives, loves and percentages teem inside of suburbia’s little packing containers? relocating past the imbedded urban/rural binary, Relocations bargains the 1st significant queer cultural research of sexuality, race and illustration within the suburbs. targeting the sector humorists have known as “Lesser Los Angeles”—a worldwide prototype for sprawl—Karen Tongson weaves via suburbia’s “nowhere”spaces to survey our spatial imaginaries: the classy, artistic and well known fabrics of the recent suburbia.
Across southern California’s freeways, underneath its overpasses and simply past its winding cloverleaf interchanges, Tongson explores the improvisational data of queer suburban sociability, from multimedia artist Lynne Chan’s JJ Chinois tasks and the entertainment park night-clubs of Nineteen Eighties Orange County to the imperial legacies of the zone referred to as the Inland Empire. via taking a difficult examine the cosmopolitanism traditionally thought of de rigeur for queer topics, whereas attractive with the so-called “New Suburbanism” that has captivated the nationwide imaginary in every thing from way of life traits to electoral politics, Relocations significantly revises our feel of the place to work out and consider queer of colour sociability, politics and desire.
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Relocations: Queer Suburban Imaginaries (Sexual Cultures) by Karen Tongson