Your Place or Mine? A 21st Century Essay on (Same) Sex | Gilles Dauvé
224 pages | PM Press | 8.16.22
In a fascinating and radical critique of identity and class, Your Place or Mine? examines the modern invention of homosexuality as a social construct that emerged in the nineteenth century. Examining “fairies” in Victorian England, transmen in early twentieth-century Manhattan, sexual politics in Soviet Russia, and Stonewall’s attempt to combine gay self-defense with revolutionary critique, Dauvé turns his keen eye on contemporary political correctness in the United States and the rise of reactionary discourse.
The utopian vision of Your Place or Mine? is vital to a just society: the invention of a world where one can be human without having to be classified by sexual practices or gender expressions. Where one need not find shelter in definition or assimilation. A refreshing reminder that we are not all the same, nor do we need to be.