Dr. Gayle S. Rubin 17 Oct 2017

brought to you by the Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies Program, the Humanities Center, the Cultural Studies Program, and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh

Dr. Gayle S. Rubin

Associate Professor, Anthropology and Women's Studies, University of Michigan

Gay Sex and the Post-Industrial City: Leathermen and San Francisco's South of Market

Tuesday, October 17th, 5pm, 602 Cathedral of Learning

Through an analysis of the San Francisco gay male leather community, this talk explores the tangled relationships among gay neighborhood formation, changes in urban economies, and the politics of land use. The South of Market, where the leather community became concentrated starting in the 1960s, has been a microcosm of the transformation of San Francisco from a manufacturing center to a largely post-industrial city. Situating the existence of the gay male leather neighborhood in this broader transformation dramatizes the changes in land use and real estate markets that have caused dispersion and institutional attrition of many urban populations, including LGBTQ communities. The broader perspective the talk takes to analyze urban sexual communities allows us to think afresh about the question of whether the "gay city" has a future, and what kind of future it has

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Location Information

Location: 602 Cathedral of Learning