The Resource Gay artists in modern American culture: : an imagined conspiracy, Michael S. Sherry, (ebook)

Gay artists in modern American culture: : an imagined conspiracy, Michael S. Sherry, (ebook)

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Gay artists in modern American culture: : an imagined conspiracy
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Gay artists in modern American culture:
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an imagined conspiracy
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Michael S. Sherry
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eng
Summary
Today it is widely recognized that gay men played a prominent role in defining the culture of mid-twentieth-century America, with such icons as Tennessee Williams, Edward Albee, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Montgomery Clift, and Rock Hudson defining much of what seemed distinctly "American" on the stage and screen. Even though few gay artists were "out," their sexuality caused significant anxiety during a time of rampant antihomosexual attitudes. Michael Sherry offers a sophisticated analysis of the tension between the nation's simultaneous dependence on and fear of the cultural influence of gay artists.Sherry places conspiracy theories about the "homintern" (homosexual international) taking control and debasing American culture within the paranoia of the time that included anticommunism, anti-Semitism, and racism. Gay artists, he argues, helped shape a lyrical, often nationalist version of American modernism that served the nation's ambitions to create a cultural empire and win the Cold War. Their success made them valuable to the country's cultural empire but also exposed them to rising antigay sentiment voiced even at the highest levels of power (for example, by President Richard Nixon). Only late in the twentieth century, Sherry concludes, did suspicion slowly give way to an uneasy accommodation of gay artists' place in American life
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Midwest
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1945-
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Sherry, Michael S.
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704/.086640973
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Caravan Book
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  • Homosexuality and art
  • Arts, American
  • Homosexuality
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Gay artists in modern American culture: : an imagined conspiracy, Michael S. Sherry, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807885895
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720483
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remote
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11720483
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MWT11720483
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Gay artists in modern American culture: : an imagined conspiracy, Michael S. Sherry, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807885895
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720483
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720483
System control number
MWT11720483
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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