The Queening of America
By (author) David Van Leer
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Queening of America by David Van Leer
Book DescriptionSince at least the end of the nineteenth century, gay culture - its humour, its icons, its desires - has been alive and sometimes even visible in the midst of straight American society. David Van Leer puts forward here a series of readings that aim to identify what he calls the "queening" of America, a process by which "rhetorics and situations specific to homosexual culture are presented to a general readership as if culturally neutral." The Queening of America examines how the invisibility of gay male writing, especially in the popular culture of the 1950s and 1960s, facilitated the crossing of gay motifs in straight culture. Van Leer then critiques some current models of making homosexuality visible (the packaging of Joe Orton, the theories of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, the rise of gay studies), before concluding more optimistically with the possible alliances between gay culture and other minority discourses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415903363
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Van Leer
Emerson's Epistemology, Paperback (June 2009)View all books by David Van Leer
In Emerson's Epistemology David Van Leer turns to the unexplored area of Emerson's philosophy.
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Author Biography - David Van Leer
David Van Leer is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Emerson's Epistemology: The Argument of the Esaays.
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