How is capitalism useful for understanding queer history?

Introduction In 2013, Witeck Communications estimated the buying power of the LGBT community in the USA to be around $830 billion, however the commercial viability of the ‘pink pound’ as a market segment is still being contested.[1] Business and media industries in the UK and the USA have both directly and indirectly targeted the queerContinue reading “How is capitalism useful for understanding queer history?”

How was women’s leisure depicted on screen in the first half of the twentieth century?

Introduction The term ‘leisure’ was developed after 1950; in the absence of the concept of leisure prior to that, it is more applicable to discuss how women chose to spend their ‘spare time’, or to identify what activities were conducted for pure female enjoyment.[1] The films I have chosen to discuss largely focus on workingContinue reading “How was women’s leisure depicted on screen in the first half of the twentieth century?”