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The drag queen anthology : the absolutely fabulous but flawlessly customary world of female impersonators

Author: Steven P Schacht; Lisa Underwood
Publisher: New York ; London : Routledge, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Drag Queen Anthology: The Absolutely Fabulous but Flawlessly Customary World of Female Impersonators examines the phenomena of male-to-female gender performance and the people who live it. This provocative collection of original essays explores the possibilities, limitations, ironies, and controversies surrounding men who perform as women to an audience that knows the truth but celebrates the illusion. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven P Schacht; Lisa Underwood
ISBN: 1560232846 9781560232841 1560232854 9781560232858
OCLC Number: 926212119
Notes: "Co-published simultaneously as Journal of homosexuality, volume 46, numbers 3/4 2004."
Description: xvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Judith Lorber --
The absolutely fabulous but flawlessly customary world of drag queens and female impersonators / Steven P. Schacht and Lisa Underwood --
A lovely war : male to female cross-dressing and Canadian military entertainment in World War II / Laurel Halladay --
Wigs, laughter, and subversion : Charles Bush and strategies of drag performance / Richard Niles --
The beauty and the beast : reflections about the socio-historical and subcultural context of Drag Queens and "Tunten" in Berlin / Carsten Balzer --
Moffies, artists, and queens : race and the production of South African gay male drag / Amanda Lock Swarr --
Ad/Dressing the nation : drag and authenticity in post-apartheid South Africa / Jennifer Spruill --
Chicks with dicks, men in dresses : what it means to be a drag queen / Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp --
"Let the drag race begin" : the rewards of becoming a queen / Steven J. Hopkins --
Transformance : reading the gospel in drag / Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr. --
Kind of a drag : gender, race, and ambivalence in The Birdcage and To Wong Foo, thanks for everything! : Julie Newmar / Mary Kirk --
Racializing white drag / Ragan Rhyne --
Balancing acts : drag queens, gender and faith / Constance R. Sullivan-Blum --
A comparative analysis of hijras and drag queens : the subversive possibilities and limits of parading effeminacy and negotiating masculinity / Sandeep Bakshi --
Beyond the boundaries of the classroom : teaching about gender and sexuality at a drag show / Steven P. Schacht.
Other Titles: Journal of homosexuality.
Responsibility: Steven P. Schacht with Lisa Underwood, editors.

Abstract:

"The Drag Queen Anthology: The Absolutely Fabulous but Flawlessly Customary World of Female Impersonators examines the phenomena of male-to-female gender performance and the people who live it. This provocative collection of original essays explores the possibilities, limitations, ironies, and controversies surrounding men who perform as women to an audience that knows the truth but celebrates the illusion. The book's contributors call on extensive backgrounds in sociology, anthropology, theater, literature - even military studies - and use a variety of approaches to address common themes and genres of presentation, performance, and style in a wide range of historical settings and cultures."--Jacket.

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