Queer Culture and Mainstream Culture: Partners in Crisis?



What makes a global crisis? Since the 2008 financial sub-prime crash many spurred on to ask if this will happen again. With economic recessions, meltdowns, and speculative bubbles aside, critics and theorists consider modernity a crisis. But does this take away from immediate issues like concerns about the future of food and energy production, rising energy costs, global warming, etc? However, it can be argued by extension that the ideas of modernity are the conceptual engine driving these crises we face in the years to come. This discussion is meant to explore these core ideas. What is a definition of a crisis? Are we in one? How are major concepts in pop cultural currency like globalization, capitalism framed in explaining global crisis? What is the relationship of queer culture to the larger culture/society, and how is it or should be negotiated? And what kind of responsibility do we have as queer people participating in this larger culture?

Here is a suggested doc to watch. I wanted to add more but if you can find more stuff with in the same vein and share your thoughts about it, we'd be looking forward to it.

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