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Faeries, Bears, and Leathermen Men in Community Queering the Masculine

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ISBN-10: 0226327280

ISBN-13: 9780226327280

Edition: 2008

Authors: Peter Hennen

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Over time, male homosexuality and effeminacy have become indelibly associated, sometimes even synonymous. InFaeries, Bears, and Leathermen, Peter Hennen contends that this stigma of effeminacy exerts a powerful influence on gay subcultures. Through a comparative ethnographic analysis of three communities, Hennen explores the surprising ways that conventional masculinity is being collectively challenged, subverted, or perpetuated in contemporary gay male culture. Hennen7;s colorful study focuses on a trio of groups: the Radical Faeries, who parody effeminacy by playfully embracing it, donning prom dresses and glitter; the Bears, who strive to appear like 0;regular guys1; and celebrate their…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English