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Halperin, David M., 1952-
How to be gay / David M. Halperin
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  HQ76 .H2795 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Gay men
Gay culture
Homosexuality
Physical Description viii, 549 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-525) and index
Contents Pt. 1. B+ could try harder. Diary of a scandal -- History of an error -- pt. 2. American falsettos. Gay identity and its discontents -- Homosexuality's closet -- What's gayer than gay? -- The queen is not dead -- pt. 3. Why are the drag queens laughing?. Culture and genre -- The passion of the Crawford -- Suffering in quotation marks -- The beauty and the camp -- pt. 4. Mommie queerest. Gay family romance -- Men act, women appear -- The sexual politics of genre -- Tragedy into melodrama -- pt. 5. Bitch baskets. Gay femininity -- Gender and genre -- The meaning of style -- Irony and misogyny -- pt. 6. What is gay culture? Judy Garland versus identity art -- Culture versus subculture -- Queer forever

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