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Marxism, Intersectionality and Queer Theory

  • History Conference Room 6275 Bunche Hall Los Angeles, CA 90095 (map)

Peter Drucker will present his new book Warped: Gay Normality and Queer Anti-Capitalism, exploring sources for a historical materialist approach to sexuality ranging from Lenin and Althusser to socialist feminists like Iris Young and Johanna Brenner. He will propose ways of integrating the contributions of intersectionality theory into a renewed and queered historical materialism. On this basis, he will suggest ways of enriching the study of queer history by deploying the concept of ‘same-sex formations,’ illustrating the concept with the example of late 19th/early 20th-century ‘invert-dominant’ regimes.

Peter Drucker is a Fellow of the International Institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam. A queer and anti-war activist, he has published extensively on socialist theory and LGBT studies.