The Queer Sixties

The Queer Sixties

by Patricia Juliana Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415921694

ISBN-13: 9780415921695

Pub. Date: 05/14/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Queer Sixties assembles an impressive group of cultural critics to go against the grain of 1960s studies, and proposes new and different ways of the last decade before the closet doors swung open. Imbued with the zeitgeist of the 60s, this playful and powerful collection rescues the persistence of the queer imaginary.  See more details below

Overview

The Queer Sixties assembles an impressive group of cultural critics to go against the grain of 1960s studies, and proposes new and different ways of the last decade before the closet doors swung open. Imbued with the zeitgeist of the 60s, this playful and powerful collection rescues the persistence of the queer imaginary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415921695
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/14/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IThe Iconographic Subcultural Text: Queer Pulp Fictions1
1Pulp Politics: Strategies of Vision in Pro-Lesbian Pulp Novels, 1955-19651
2The Cultural Work of Sixties Gay Pulp Fiction26
Pt. IIUltimate Icon, Ultimate Iconoclast: Andy Warhol and Valerie Solanas43
3New York School's "Out": Andy Warhol Presents Dumb and Dumber43
4The "Sweet Assassin" and the Performative Politics of SCUM Manifesto62
Pt. IIINotes from Abroad: Queer Icons of Swinging London87
5A Perfectly Developed Playwright: Joe Orton and Homosexual Reform87
6"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me": The Camp Masquerades of Dusty Springfield105
7"Give Us a Kiss": Queer Codes, Male Partnering, and the Beatles127
Pt. IVCalifornia Dreaming: Los Angeles and Its Queer Denizens145
8"I am with You, Little Minority Sister": Isherwood's Queer Sixties145
9L. A. Women: Jim Morrison with John Rechy164
Pt. VIcons and Iconoclasts in the Mainstream187
10"(W)right in the Faultlines": The Problematic of Identity in William Wyler's The Children's Hour187
11Liberalism, Libido, Liberation: Baldwin's Another Country201
12The Queer Frontier223
13Producing Identity: From The Boys in the Band to Gay Liberation237
14Myra Breckinridge and the Pathology of Heterosexuality255
Contributors271

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