The Culture of Queers - Richard DyerRoutledge, 2002, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.
Illustrated with B&W photographs. Traces the contours of queer culture, examining the differences and continuities with the gay culture which succeeded it. Opening with a discussion of the very concept of 'queers', he asks what it means to speak of a sexual grouping having a culture and addresses issues such as gay attitudes to women and the notion of camp. explores a range of queer culture, from key topics such as fashion and vampires to genres like film noir and the heritage film, and stars such as Charles Hawtrey (outrageous star of the Carry On films) and Rock Hudson. Offering a grounded historical approach to the cultural implications of queerness, The Culture of Queers both insists on the negative cultural consequences of the oppression of homosexual men and offers a celebration of queer resistance.
Size: 9¼" X 6¼". 244 pages.