Marxism 2010: Queer Liberation

Part of Marxism 2010, a weekend of ideas, discussion and debate.
10am, Saturday the 5th of June
Thistle Hall, 293 Cuba St

Queer oppression is interlocked with all other forms of oppression, and takes a historically specific form. This talk will take in the development of modern queerness as a central aspect of urbanisation, with cities providing a basis for new communities. Drawing from theorists such as Gramsci and Foucault, we will undertake a historical analysis beginning with the colonisation of Aotearoa/New Zealand, through the development of a “homosexual” discourse, urbanisation and queer liberation in the 20th century, ultimately leading to the present impasse and the development of a new hegemony. The talk will conclude by dealing with that perennial Marxist-Leninist question, what is to be done?

Presented by Ian Anderson, Workers Party activist. Parallel session with Cultural Capital talk.


  1. Is this talk open to everyone? or you need to be a member of workersparty ?
    I would like to go….

  2. Everyone is welcome, see you there Noelia :-)

  3. Is it compulsory to be a homosexual or lesbian to be a member of the Workers party, or are hetrosexuals allowed to join the party?
    Further, do the hetrosexuals also have meetings run by the Workers Party to celebrate being hetrosexuals?

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