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The rise and fall of gay culture, Daniel Harris

Label
The rise and fall of gay culture
Title
The rise and fall of gay culture
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the Rise and Fall of Gay Culture, price-winning essayist and critic Daniel Harris traces the historical development and meaning of the artifacts and rituals of gay culture as they evolve over time. What is the source of the gay man's deification of such cult figures as Judy Garland and Joan Crawford? Why did black leather become such a mainstay of gay fashion? What role did gay men play in the eroticization of men's underwear during the past decade? What is the real significance of the AIDS quilt?" "As Harris explores these phenomena, he also looks at how the process of assimilation has transformed them from what were once vehicles for political protest into sanitized commodities. Pornography has abandoned its celebration of sensuality and been transformed into a sterile anatomical display of the body parts of untouchable superstars; S&M fetishists have lost their subversive appeal as dangerous sexual outlaws living on the fringes of civilized society and become "leatherfolk," starry-eyed soul-searchers who use the rituals of the dungeon for purposes of "self-discovery"; and diva worship has evolved into diva vilification, a campaign of defilement that relishes every humiliation visited upon its fallen goddesses. Can gay culture retain a separate and distinct identity as its major institutions lose their vitality and become both comfortable and familiar? Are homosexuals simply indulging in nostalgia when they attempt to resist assimilation and protect their ethnic heritage from cooptation at the very moment when their identity is collapsing? The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture raises crucial questions, not only about the decline of the homosexual sensibility but about the death of racial and cultural diversity in society at large."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.38/96642
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.U5
LC item number
H347 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The rise and fall of gay culture, Daniel Harris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The death of camp : gay men and Hollywood diva worship, form reverence to ridicule -- The evolution of the personals and gay romance -- The invention of the teflon magazine : from After Dark to Out -- A psychohistory of the homosexual body -- The evolution of gay pornography : film -- The evolution of gay pornography : literature -- The origins of the underwear revolution in the gay subculture -- The death of kink : five stages in the metamorphosis of the modern dungeon -- The aesthetic of drag -- The kitschification of AIDS
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9780786861651
Lccn
96047822
Note
  • Law Library Williams Institute Collection on Sexual Orientation Law and Policy.
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 497.
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy: Printed wrappers. Advance uncorrected proof copy. Author's correspondence to Sontag (1/8/97, [1] p.) laid in.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35849089
  • ucoclc35849089
Label
The rise and fall of gay culture, Daniel Harris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The death of camp : gay men and Hollywood diva worship, form reverence to ridicule -- The evolution of the personals and gay romance -- The invention of the teflon magazine : from After Dark to Out -- A psychohistory of the homosexual body -- The evolution of gay pornography : film -- The evolution of gay pornography : literature -- The origins of the underwear revolution in the gay subculture -- The death of kink : five stages in the metamorphosis of the modern dungeon -- The aesthetic of drag -- The kitschification of AIDS
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9780786861651
Lccn
96047822
Note
  • Law Library Williams Institute Collection on Sexual Orientation Law and Policy.
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy is part of a collection (Collection 892). To page this item, use the collection record; to find the collection record, search the title: Books from the library of Susan Sontag. Item is in box 497.
  • Spec. Coll. Sontag copy: Printed wrappers. Advance uncorrected proof copy. Author's correspondence to Sontag (1/8/97, [1] p.) laid in.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35849089
  • ucoclc35849089

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