Understanding Capitalism's Sexual History

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


30 Jun 2021


Colleges, School and Institutes


Nicola Smith - Chair

Dr Nicola Smith is the author of the 2020 book, Capitalism's Sexual History. In her talk to the LSBU community during Pride Month 2021, Nicola invites us to consider the relationship between capitalism and sexuality, and why are they so often assumed to be opposites? Bringing together insights from both international political economy and queer theory, Nicola develops a lens for a queer political economy and invites us to understand how the history of capitalism and the history of sexuality are entangled. This talk explores some of the enduring themes, tensions, and contradictions at the intersections of sex, work, and economic and sexual (in)justice.
30 Jun 2021

External organisation (University or other Higher Education Institute)

NameLondon South Bank University
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom