DRAG QUEENS AT THE 801 CABARET PDF

The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret. Show all authors. Leila J. Rupp. Leila J. Rupp · See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar. Drag Queens at the Cabaret. By Leila J. Rupp an. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. Many a reader of an academic book will rush to the. PDF | On Feb 1, , Leila J. Rupp and others published The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret.

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Drag Queens at the Cabaret, Rupp, Taylor

University of Chicago Press, Rupp and Verta Taylor. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Drag Queens at the Cabaret Leila J.

Jennifer rated it liked it May 21, Weaving together their fascinating life stories, their lavish costumes and eclectic music, their flamboyance and bitchiness, and their bawdy exchanges with one another and their audiences, the authors explore how drag queens smash the boundaries between gay and straight, man and woman, to make people think more deeply and realistically about sex and gender in America today. Jesse rated it really liked it May 04, Chris rated it really liked it Jun 12, Many a reader of an academic book will rush to the acknowledgments to find out who was thanked and who was not, who knows whom, who offered support, who read drafts and who performed heroic acts of research, who survived the project and who was left behind.

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When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. Kyla Li rated it liked it Jan 16, Forged from a partnership between a university press and quwens library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

In this lively book, Leila J. When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the She is the author of many books, including A Desired Past: Rupp and Verta Taylor. In what follows, Rupp and Taylor provide ths accounts of the individual drag queens at thepaying careful attention to their different perspectives on life, love, gender, romance, race, class, money, and sex; and they embed the information about the queens within brief but helpful sketches of the economy of Key West, the history of drag queen culture, and the relations between drag scenes and social movements.

En Vogue’s “Free Your Mind” blares on the house stereo. Valerie Bugni rated it really liked it Feb 16, Kay rated it really liked it May 13, Putting the shows in cbaaret context of the history of drg, Drag Queens at the Cabaret analyzes the ways that the shows, based on focus groups with audience members, changed lives.

In the dressing room, we meet thhe cast of characters and learn their methods of transforming their gay male bodies into something else—sometimes beautiful women, sometimes comic characters. The authors claim early on that the time is right for an “in-depth exploration of the world of drag queens” 2 and bill their book as a kind of update of Esther Newton’s classic study, Mother Camp.

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Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret

Refresh and try again. Tristan Bridges rated it really liked it Mar 03, Rupp, professor of women’s studies, and Verta Taylor, professor of sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, beam out from beneath their teased drag queen wigs at an audience that now includes the reader; the authors fling their bejeweled and feathered arms out to greet an imagined audience and to beckon us into the Cabaret.

Sammy rated it really liked it Dec 21, Jenna rated it really liked it Feb 25, And yet, while the acknowledgments do an admirable job of situating the authors within a scholarly community and a cabaret scene, it is the fabulous author photo that really tells the story about the production of this book.

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And the cabaret also performs protest by building community. Cress No preview available – Qusens and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America’s most overlooked subcultures: Erin rated it it was ok Aug 26, In this lively book, Leila J. The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. MyersDaniel M.