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Why are faggots so afraid of faggots? : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform

Author: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
Publisher: Oakland, CA : AK Press, 2012.
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"[This book] challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! This anthology reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore
ISBN: 9781849350884 1849350884
OCLC Number: 709680948
Notes: Editor named on cover and verso of title page.
Description: 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : why are faggots so afraid of faggots? / Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore --
Fierce.net : imagining a faggotty web / D. Travers Scott --
Going from zero to sexy on high-caloric overdrive / CAConrad --
Trans/nationally femme : notes on neoliberal economic regimes, security states, and my life as a brown immigrant fag / Debanuj DasGupta --
Levity and gravity / Chris Bartlett --
Death by masculinity / Ali Abbas --
Without a face / Thomas Glave --
Fucking with fucking online : advocating for indiscriminate promiscuity / Michael J. Faris and ML Sugie --
Difficult conversations / Philip Patston --
Penis is important for that / Nick Clarkson --
Glass blowing / Khary Polk --
Appearances and all that / Tommi Avicolli Mecca --
Girls / Gina de Vries --
Straightening the shawl / Ezra RedEagle Whitman --
The unlikely barebacker / Shepperton Jones --
Rehab for the unrepentant / Francisco Ibáñez-Carrasco --
I'll tell you what I want, what I really want : homolove and accountability / Harris Kornstein --
It gets better? / Matthew D. Blanchard --
The soul of our work / George Ayala and Patrick "Pato" Hebert --
Dirt story / Lewis Wallace --
Generations / Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore --
Prisons and closets / Jason Lydon --
A rock and a bird / Booh Edouardo --
Slow boil : AIDS and the remnants of time / Eric A. Stanley --
Excelsior / Jaime Cortez --
My fear, the forces beneath / Willow Aerin Fagan --
Cell Block 6 / Mishael Burrows --
Rich man's war, poor (gay) man's fight / Larry Goldsmith --
Not till the earth falls into the sun / Horehound Stillpoint --
Dancing with white boys / James Villanueva --
Something resembling power / Kristen Stoeckeler.
Responsibility: [edited by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore].

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"[This book] challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! This anthology reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change."--Page 4 of cover.

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