The Resource Why are faggots so afraid of faggots?: : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform, (ebook)

Why are faggots so afraid of faggots?: : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform, (ebook)

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Why are faggots so afraid of faggots?: : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform
Title
Why are faggots so afraid of faggots?:
Title remainder
flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform
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Language
eng
Summary
Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family? As backrooms are shut down to make way for wedding vows, and gay sexual culture morphs into "straight-acting dudes hangin' out," what are the possibilities for a defiant faggotry that challenges the assimilationist norms of a corporate-cozy lifestyle? Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggots? challenges not just the violence of straight homophobia but the hypocrisy of mainstream gay norms that say the only way to stay safe is to act straight: get married, join the military, adopt kids! Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore reinvokes the anger, flamboyance, and subversion once thriving in gay subcultures in order to create something dangerous and lovely: an exploration of the perils of assimilation; a call for accountability; a vision for change. A sassy and splintering emergency intervention! Called "startlingly bold and provocative" by Howard Zinn, and described as "a cross between Tinkerbell and a honky Malcolm X with a queer agenda" by The Austin Chronicle, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is undoubtedly one of America's most outspoken queer critics. She is the author of two novels, including, most recently, So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, and is the editor of four nonfiction anthologies, including Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity and That's Revolting! Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation
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Midwest
Dewey number
306.766
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein
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  • Gays
  • Gender identity
  • Masculinity
  • Conformity
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adult
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Why are faggots so afraid of faggots?: : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781849350891
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11859443
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remote
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11859443
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MWT11859443
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Why are faggots so afraid of faggots?: : flaming challenges to masculinity, objectification, and the desire to conform, (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
9781849350891
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11859443
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11859443
System control number
MWT11859443
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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