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Butch queens up in pumps : gender, performance, and ballroom culture in Detroit

Author: Marlon M Bailey
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2013]
Series: Triangulations.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey’s rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marlon M Bailey
ISBN: 9780472071968 0472071963 9780472051960 0472051962
OCLC Number: 820123691
Awards: Commended for Lambda Literary Awards (Studies) 2014
Description: xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : performing gender, creating kinship, forging community --
"Ain't nothing like a Butch queen" : the gender system in ballroom culture --
From home to house : ballroom houses, platonic parents, and overlapping kinship --
"It's gonna get severe up in here" : ball events, ritualized performance, and black queer space --
"They want us sick" : ballroom culture and the politics of HIV/AIDS.
Series Title: Triangulations.
Responsibility: Marlon M. Bailey.

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20 years after Paris Is Burning, a rare look at Ballroom culture--from the inside  Read more...

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"Butch Queens Up in Pumps meticulously details how racism, poverty, homophobia and AIDS still challenge the black lgbt community and how Ballroom culture in Detroit provides a space of resistance, Read more...

 
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