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Author Harris, W. C. (William Conley)
Title Queer externalities : hazardous encounters in American culture / W.C. Harris.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2009]
©2009

Author Harris, W. C. (William Conley)
Series SUNY series in queer politics and cultures
SUNY series in queer politics and cultures. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2008064516
Subject Gays -- United States -- Social conditions.
Gay and lesbian studies -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource (x, 251 pages).
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: A hazard of queer fortunes -- At the end of the rainbow : Q-topian literature and the lure of apolitical identities -- "In my day it used to be called a limp wrist" : flip-floppers, nelly boys, and homophobic political rhetoric -- Queer eye on the prize : homo hands and the activism of camping -- Broke(n)back faggots : Hollywood gives queers a Hobson's choice -- The IMs are coming from inside the house : recruitment, the closet, and the right -- Conclusion: Like a faggot from the ashes.
Summary "In television shows such as Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and movies like Brokeback Mountain, as well as gay young adult novels and other media coverage of queer people - including the outing of several prominent Republicans - queer lives are becoming more visible in the media and in U.S. culture more generally. How does the increasing visibility of queer subjects within mainstream culture affect possibilities for radical and transformative queer activism?" "Provocative and challenging, W.C. Harris argues that rather than simply being a cause for celebration, this "mainstreaming" of queer lives may have as many negative effects as positive ones for contemporary gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Harris builds on the work of queer and political theorists such as Eve Sedgwick, David Halperin, Michael Warner, and Wendy Brown to examine the side effects that can be generated when queers assimilate, and argues for a reinvigorated queer essentialism in order to claim a separate and visible political and activist space within U.S. culture."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781441624055 (electronic bk.)
1441624058 (electronic bk.)
9781438427515
1438427514
1438427522
9781438427522
OCLC # 456064066
Additional Format Print version: Harris, W.C. (William Conley). Queer externalities. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2009 9781438427515 1438427514 (DLC) 2008048484 (OCoLC)275151070


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