Progress at radio4all! Servers are now in their new temporary homes, mbanna3 in San Francisco and the archive server emma in Santa Cruz. Your support is essential if the service is to continue, there are bandwidth bills to pay every month and failing disk drives to replace. Volunteers do the work, but disk drives and bandwidth are not free. Click on this bar to contribute, even a dollar helps.
 
Program Information
 
 Queer Liberation History: Resisting Capitalism and Oppression and Challenging the Neo-Liberal Queer
 Action/Event
 Dr. Gary Kinsman
 Society is a Prison  
 For non-profit use only.
 Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike (by-nc-sa) 
Gary Kinsman’s talk will focus on the history of queer liberation organizing in Canada, moving from its radical roots in the social and class struggles of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the moderate, integrationist organizations that dominate in our communities today. These mainstream groups focus on formal legal equality and acceptance within neo-liberal capitalism. Kinsman will argue that we need to resist this new paradigm by remembering
the radical roots and origins of our struggles. The talk will include stories of resistance to the national security campaigns against queers, including some of the organizing that has taken place in Nova Scotia and Halifax. Kinsman will outline the class, racialized and gendered features of the emergence of the “neo-liberal queer” and will offer suggestions on how radical, activist queer organizing can be re-ignited today.

Gary Kinsman is a long-time queer liberation, anti-poverty and anti-capitalist activist. He is the author of The Regulation of Desire: Homo and Hetero Sexualities, co-author (with Patrizia Gentile) of The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation, and editor of Whose National Security? And of Sociology for Changing the World. He is currently working on a new book project called The Making of the Neo-Liberal Queer. He lived in Nova Scotia in the early 1990s where he was involved in gay and AIDS activism. He currently teaches sociology at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, on the historic territories of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek nation where he is active in the Sudbury Coalition Against Poverty and the Palestine Solidarity Working Group.

  Download Program Podcast
01:11:30 English 2012-08-02
 North Branch Library
  View Script
    
GKpt1  00:39:08  128Kbps mp3
(37MB) Mono
46 Download File...
GKpt2  00:32:22  128Kbps mp3
(30MB) Mono
23 Download File...