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.

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

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction xi
PATRICIA JULIANA SMITH
Part I The Iconographic Subcultural Text: Queer Pulp Fictions1
1 Pulp Politics: Strategies of Vision in Pro-Lesbian Pulp
Novels, 1955-19651
YVONNE KELLER
2 The Cultural Work of Sixties Gay Pulp Fiction26
DAVID BERGMAN
Part II Ultimate Icon, Ultimate Iconoclast: Andy Warhol and
Valerie Solanas43
3 New York School's "Out": Andy Warhol Presents Dumb and
Dumber43
KELLY CRESAP
4 The "Sweet Assassin" and the Performative Politics of
SCUM Manifesto62
LAURA WINKIEL
Part III Notes from Abroad: Queer Icons of Swinging London87
5 A Perfectly Developed Playwright: Joe Orton and
Homosexual Reform87
FRANCESCA COPPA
6 "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me": The Camp
Masquerades of Dusty Springfield105
PATRICIA JULIANA SMITH
7 "Give Us a Kiss": Queer Codes, Male Partnering, and the
Beatles127
ANN SHILLINGLAW
Part IV California Dreaming: Los Angeles and Its Queer
Denizens145
8"I am with You, Little Minority Sister": Isherwood's
Queer Sixties145
JOSEPH BRISTOW
9 L.A. Women: Jim Morrison with John Rechy164
RICARDO L ORTÍZ
Part V Icons and Iconoclasts in the Mainstream187
10 "(W)right in the Faultlines": The Problematic of
Identity in William Wyler's The Children's Hour187
JENNIFER A RICH
11 Liberalism, Libido, Liberation: Baldwin's Another
Country201
WILLIAM A COHEN
12 The Queer Frontier223
BLAKE ALLMENDINGER
13 Producing Identity: From The Boys in the Band to Gay
Liberation237
WILLIAM SCROGGIE
14 Myra Breckinridge and the Pathology of Heterosexuality255
DOUGLAS EISNER
Contributors271

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