9780226603759-022660375X-Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront

ISBN-13: 9780226603759
ISBN-10: 022660375X
Edition: First
Author: Anderson, Fiona
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226603759
ISBN-10: 022660375X
Edition: First
Author: Anderson, Fiona
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Anderson, Fiona wrote Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront comprising 240 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022660375X and 9780226603759. Since then Cruising the Dead River: David Wojnarowicz and New York's Ruined Waterfront textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.79 or rent at the marketplace.

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In the 1970s, Manhattan’s west side waterfront was a forgotten zone of abandoned warehouses and piers. Though many saw only blight, the derelict neighborhood was alive with queer people forging new intimacies through cruising. Alongside the piers’ sexual and social worlds, artists produced work attesting to the radical transformations taking place in New York. Artist and writer David Wojnarowicz was right in the heart of it, documenting his experiences in journal entries, poems, photographs, films, and large-scale, site-specific projects. In Cruising the Dead River, Fiona Anderson draws on Wojnarowicz’s work to explore the key role the abandoned landscape played in this explosion of queer culture. Anderson examines how the riverfront’s ruined buildings assumed a powerful erotic role and gave the area a distinct identity. By telling the story of the piers as gentrification swept New York and before the AIDS crisis, Anderson unearths the buried histories of violence, regeneration, and LGBTQ activism that developed in and around the cruising scene.

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