Against the Romance of Community

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U of Minnesota Press, 2002 - Social Science - 231 pages
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Miranda Joseph explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations. She shows how community legitimates the social hierarchies of gender, race, nation, and sexuality that capitalism implicitly requires. Exposing the complicity of social practices, identities, and communities with capitalism, this truly constructive critique opens the possibility of genuine alliances across such differences.
 

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Contents

The Supplementarity of Community with Capital or A Critique of the Romantic Discourse of Community
1
The Performance of Production and Consumption
30
Not for Profit? Voluntary Associations and the Willing Subject
69
The Perfect Moment Gays Christians and the National Endowment for the Arts
119
Kinship and the Culturalization of Capitalism The Discourse of GlobalLocalization
146
What Is to Be Done?
170
Acknowledgments
175
Notes
179
Bibliography
199
Index
219
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Joseph is associate professor of women's studies at the University of Arizona.

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