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Read ä Relocations ✓ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ What ueer lives loves and possibilities teem within suburbia's little boxes Moving beyond the imbedded urbanrural binary Relocations offers the first major ueer cultural study of sexuality race and representation in the suburbs Focusing on the region humorists have referrIes of the region known as the Inland Empire By taking a hard look at the cosmopolitanism historically considered de rigeur for ueer subjects while engaging with the so called New Suburbanism that has captivated the national imaginary in everything from lifestyle trends to electoral politics Relocations radically revises our sense of where to see and feel ueer of color sociability politics and desire. This book is sprawling like the suburbs and highway systems Tongson writes about but surprisingly it never gets too overwhelming in its disorientation Although I had some issues with her conception of the rural and have very few suburban experiences myself I liked her theorization of the suburbs as ueer imaginaries and as places for ueers to return to since they are so often figured as homogenous zones of heteronormativity that ueers mustwant to leave The only con that I remember three months after reading the book While Tongson is uite clear about her decision to focus almost solely on the suburbs of southern California I would've liked about those implications for the rest of the US

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What ueer lives loves and possibilities teem within suburbia's little boxes Moving beyond the imbedded urbanrural binary Relocations offers the first major ueer cultural study of sexuality race and representation in the suburbs Focusing on the region humorists have referred to as Lesser Los Angeles a global prototype for sprawl Karen Tongson weaves through suburbia's nowhere spaces to survey our spat. CAN I GIVE THIS BOOK TEN STARSI don't know if I really got all of it but even so it challenged my perceptions about suburbia I've lived in the suburbs for most of my life and always hated them but this book helped me look at my surroundings in a different way And that is the best sort of book I think

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RelocationsIal imaginaries the aesthetic creative and popular materials of the new suburbiaAcross southern California's freeways beneath its overpasses and just beyond its winding cloverleaf interchanges Tongson explores the improvisational archives of ueer suburban sociability from multimedia artist Lynne Chan's JJ Chinois projects and the amusement park night clubs of 1980s Orange County to the imperial legac. Tongson focuses a lot on the music that she believes helps typify Southern California primarily Orange County living and at times I felt like making the book a study on the region's soundscapes would have been a better focal point while I did overall enjoy Tongson's thoughts on gender and race there were times when they felt secondary to her study on music particularly in the Gwen Stefani section Tongson while acknowledging the racism implicit in Stefani's harajuku girls just as uickly dismisses it in favor of championing Stefani's Love Angel Music Baby album as the exemplar form of OC 80s90s subcultural dance club sound which I found odd considering her point that the subcultural does not always consist of white bodies; choosing white suburbanite Stefani's music felt bizarreI enjoyed it overall and I want to watch The OC now