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The Culture of Queers

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This study of gay male culture from the early gay liberation movement to today's 'post-queer' environment explores key topics such as fashion, vampires, film noir and even stars like Rock Hudson and Charles Hawtrey
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Overview

This study of gay male culture from the early gay liberation movement to today's 'post-queer' environment explores key topics such as fashion, vampires, film noir and even stars like Rock Hudson and Charles Hawtrey
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415223768
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Dyer is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Warwick. His books include White: Essays on Race and Culture (Routledge 1997), The Matter of Images (Routledge 1993) and Now You See It (1990).

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Table of Contents

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Introduction 1
1 The politics of gay culture (with Derek Cohen) 15
2 Believing in fairies: the author and the homosexual 31
3 Gay misogyny 46
4 It's being so camp as keeps us going 49
5 Dressing the part 63
6 It's in his kiss!: vampirism as homosexuality, homosexuality as vampirism 70
7 Queer noir 90
8 Coming out as going in: the image of the homosexual as a sad young man 116
9 L'Air de Paris: no place for homosexuality 137
10 Charles Hawtrey: carrying on regardless 152
11 Rock: the last guy you'd have figured? 159
12 Reading Fassbinder's sexual politics 175
13 Idol thoughts: orgasm and self-reflexivity in gay pornography 187
14 Homosexuality and heritage 204
Index 229
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