Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745399515 Will Publish July 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399522 Will Publish August 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Towards a Gay Communism

Elements of a Homosexual Critique

Mario Mieli

Towards a Gay Communism

Mario Mieli

Distributed for Pluto Press

Translated by David Fernbach with Evan Calder Williams
With a Foreword by Tim Dean and an Introduction by Massimo Prearo
272 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745399515 Will Publish July 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745399522 Will Publish August 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Among the most important books ever to address the relationship between homosexuality, homophobia, and capitalism, Towards a Gay Communism is an early landmark of revolutionary queer theory. Decades later, Mario Mieli’s work continues to pose a radical challenge to today’s mainstream queer theory and politics. First published in English in 1980, this groundbreaking book is now available in an updated and unabridged English translation, with a new introduction by Massimo Prearo and a foreword by Tim Dean.
 
With extraordinary prescience, Mieli exposes how capitalism co-opts and markets “perversions.” In his view, the liberation of homosexual desire requires the emancipation of sexuality from both patriarchal sex roles and capital. Drawing heavily upon Marx and psychoanalysis to arrive at his highly original vision, Towards a Gay Communism continues to be essential reading for all who seek to understand the true meaning of sexual liberation under capitalism today.
 
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Kevin Floyd, author of The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism
"An indispensable, pioneering example of the long, difficult effort to articulate queer struggle with anti-capitalist struggle, and especially to understand the way in which sexuality can figure into the imagination of communism." 
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