on 16 November 2012
Sarah Schulman abords the subject of the cultural gentrification (the replacing of a culture, cultural idea, or cultural history) that has taken place in the USA over the past 25 years. In this book, she combines her knowledge about the AIDS epidemic, the world of publishing, and queer culture with her passion for activism, honest discussion and critical thought. The end result is an inspiring read with some very key ideas regarding mainstream culture and its affects on American society. I highly recommend her book!
on 19 November 2015
A valuable perspective on the gentrification of New York, and the way that creativity, ideas, politics and people have become blander and less vital along with it. This is very similar to what has also happened in London: along with the coffee shop and cupcake chains, everything has become suburban. I enjoyed this thought-provoking book very much, but it was also very saddening. I am not at all sure where we go from here.