The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

By: Schulman, Sarah

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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.

Title: The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination

Author Name: Schulman, Sarah

Categories: Other,

Publisher: University of California Press:

ISBN Number: 0520264770

ISBN Number 13: 9780520264779

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0520264770Z2

Description: 0520264770 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!