Materializing Queer Desire: Oscar Wilde to Andy Warhol

Materializing Queer Desire: Oscar Wilde to Andy Warhol
Elisa Glick
State University of New York Press
2009

Materializing Queer Desire focuses on the figure of the dandy to explore how and why gay and lesbian subjects became heroes of modern life. Elisa Glick argues that the gay subject emerged out of the specifically modern, capitalist contradiction between the public world of production and industry and the private world of consumption and pleasure.