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Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey’s rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit examines Ballroom as a queer cultural formation that upsets dominant notions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and community.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Preface: Courageously Queer
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. One. Introduction: Performing Gender, Creating Kinship, Forging Community
  2. pp. 1-28
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  1. Two. "Ain't Nothing Like a Butch Queen" The Gender System in Ballroom Culture
  2. pp. 29-76
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  1. Three. From House to House: Ballroom Houses, Platonic Parents, and Overlapping Kinship
  2. pp. 77-123
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  1. Four. "It's Gonna Get Severe Up in Here": Ball Events, Ritualized Performance, and Black Queer Space
  2. pp. 124-181
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  1. Five. "They Want Us Sick": Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS
  2. pp. 182-220
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  1. Epilogue: The Future of Ballroom Culture
  2. pp. 221-228
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 229-252
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 253-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-264
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 265-280
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472029372
Related ISBN
9780472051960
MARC Record
OCLC
859154777
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2013-10-21
Language
English
Open Access
No
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