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How To Be Gay

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$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780674283992

Publication Date: 03/31/2014


560 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

27 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Part One: B+ Could Try Harder
    • 1. Diary of a Scandal
    • 2. History of an Error
  • Part Two: American Falsettos
    • 3. Gay Identity and Its Discontents
    • 4. Homosexuality’s Closet
    • 5. What’s Gayer Than Gay?
    • 6. The Queen Is Not Dead
  • Part Three: Why Are the Drag Queens Laughing?
    • 7. Culture and Genre
    • 8. The Passion of the Crawford
    • 9. Suffering in Quotation Marks
    • 10. The Beauty and the Camp
  • Part Four: Mommie Queerest
    • 11. Gay Family Romance
    • 12. Men Act, Women Appear
    • 13. The Sexual Politics of Genre
    • 14. Tragedy into Melodrama
  • Part Five: Bitch Baskets
    • 15. Gay Femininity
    • 16. Gender and Genre
    • 17. The Meaning of Style
    • 18. Irony and Misogyny
  • Part Six: What Is Gay Culture?
    • 19. Judy Garland versus Identity Art
    • 20. Culture versus Subculture
    • 21. Queer Forever
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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