Mother Camp

Author: Esther Newton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226577609
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Interviews with female impersonators reveal the social, cultural, and economic aspects of their occupation and the subculture of the homosexual transvestite.

The Transgender Studies Reader

Author: Susan Stryker
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041594709X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender studies, and related queer theory.

Camp Sites

Author: Michael Trask
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804786631
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Reading across the disciplines of the mid-century university, this book argues that the political shift in postwar America from consensus liberalism to New Left radicalism entailed as many continuities as ruptures. Both Cold War liberals and radicals understood the university as a privileged site for "doing politics," and both exiled homosexuality from the political ideals each group favored. Liberals, who advanced a politics of style over substance, saw gay people as unable to separate the two, as incapable of maintaining the opportunistic suspension of disbelief on which a tough-minded liberalism depended. Radicals, committed to a politics of authenticity, saw gay people as hopelessly beholden to the role-playing and duplicity that the radicals condemned in their liberal forebears. Camp Sites considers key themes of postwar culture, from the conflict between performance and authenticity to the rise of the meritocracy, through the lens of camp, the underground sensibility of pre-Stonewall gay life. In so doing, it argues that our basic assumptions about the social style of the postwar milieu are deeply informed by certain presuppositions about homosexual experience and identity, and that these presuppositions remain stubbornly entrenched despite our post-Stonewall consciousness-raising.

The Politics and Poetics of Camp

Author: Moe Meyer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415082488
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"The Politics and Poetics of Camp" is a radical reappraisal of the discourse of camp. The contributors to this volume examine both activist strategies of camp performance--such as those employed by ACTUP--and theoretical debates on the meaning of camp as a signifying practice. They ask whether camp is a frivolous, apolitical style or a powerful cultural critique and expression of queer identity. The essays investigate camp from its early formations in the seventeenth and eighteenth century homosexual subculture of London to its present manifestations in queer theatre and literature. They also take a fascinating look at the complex relationship between queer discourse and decidedly "un-queer" pop culture appropriations on film. An incisive and entertaining collection of essays by some of the foremost critics now working in queer theory--from a number of disciplinary perspectives--"The Politics and Poetics of Camp" makes a well-timed entry into this emerging debate. Contributors include Gregory Bredbeck, Kate Davy, Thomas King, Margaret Thompson Drewal, Chuck Kleinhans, Cynthia Morrell, Martin Worman, and Jerome Schultz.

The Politics and Poetics of Camp

Author: Morris Meyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134890923
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The Politics and Poetics of Camp is a radical reappraisal of the meaning and discourse of camp. The contributors look at both the meaning and the uses of camp performance, and ask: is camp a style, or a witty but nonetheless powerful cultural critique? The essays investigate camp from its early formations in the seventeenth and eighteenth century to its present manifestations in queer theatre and literature. They also take a fascinating look at the complex relationship between queer discourse and decidedly un-queer pop culture appropriations on film and on the stage. The Politics and Poetics of Camp is an incisive, uncontainable and entertaining collection of essays by some of the foremost critics working in queer theory, from a number of disciplinary perspectives. This book makes a well-timed intervention into an emerging debate.

Margaret Mead Made Me Gay

Author: Esther Newton
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822326120
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A collection of essays by a pioneering queer anthropologist.

L cher

Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Beltz
ISBN: 9783407740984
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Stanley Yelnats geht nichts ahnend unter einer Brücke durch, als ihm die riesigen, übel riechenden Turnschuhe eines berühmten Baseballspielers auf den Kopf fallen. Und weil sein Vater an einem bahnbrechenden Recycling-Verfahren mit gebrauchten Turnschuhen arbeitet, hält Stanley die müffelnden Treter für ein Zeichen und nimmt sie mit. Pech, dass die Polizei schon nach dem Dieb sucht. Der Jugendrichter lässt Stanley die Wahl: Jugendgefängnis oder 18 Monate Camp Green Lake. Er entscheidet sich für das Camp. Die Hitze dort ist unerträglich, der Alltag hart, doch so schnell gibt Stanley nicht auf.

Making Camp

Author: Helene A. Shugart
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817316078
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The Rhetorical power of camp in American popular culture