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The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

Schulman, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 0520264770 / ISBN 13: 9780520264779
Published by University of California Press
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Title: The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a...

Publisher: University of California Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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In this gripping memoir of the AIDS years (1981 1996), Sarah Schulman recalls how much of the rebellious queer culture, cheap rents, and a vibrant downtown arts movement vanished almost overnight to be replaced by gay conservative spokespeople and mainstream consumerism. Schulman takes us back to her Lower East Side and brings it to life, filling these pages with vivid memories of her avant-garde queer friends and dramatically recreating the early years of the AIDS crisis as experienced by a political insider. Interweaving personal reminiscence with cogent analysis, Schulman details her experience as a witness to the loss of a generation’s imagination and the consequences of that loss.

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"Sarah Schulman, as always, hits the nail on the head. I can't imagine a more insightful probe into gentrification and its inhumane consequences. Everyone needs to read this book." Martin Duberman, author of Stonewall

Sarah Schulman's The Gentrification of the Mind is a bulwark against the collective loss of memory. AIDS, gentrification, the struggle for gay rights, the class war that has driven entire communities of artists, immigrants, and outsiders from the neighborhoods they created all these things have been erased by the official culture. Schulman's book will make you rage and weep, and then just maybe organize.” Luc Sante, author of Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York

"Hard-headed, sensitive, and informed, this book will make the confused world of urban redevelopment and gentrification make notably more sense. Schulman has a mind as clear as a bell in evening. You'll be glad you read it. I was." Samuel R. Delany, author of Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders

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