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Gay Suburban Narratives in American and British Culture: Homecoming Queens

Gay Suburban Narratives in American and British Culture: Homecoming Queens (Hardback)

By Dines, M.

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Long condemned for being homogeneous and intolerant, suburbia seems to offer gay people little but the road out to the big city. So why are so many gay stories set there? This book shows that far from having nothing to do with modern gay identity, post-war suburbanization has hel...ped produce it. Exploring the work of over twenty established and lesser-known British and American gay writers and directors, including Dennis Cooper, Quentin Crisp, Todd Haynes, Christopher Isherwood, David Leavitt, Oscar Moore and Edmund White, Martin Dines argues that the suburbs form a crucial and complex site in the gay imagination. These suburban stories offer a variety of competing pictures of gay subculture and different strategies for engaging with mainstream society. Ever conscious of the multiple attractions and contradictions of suburban landscapes and living, this book offers a sophisticated and lucid account of the ways location and narrative combine to shape identity and cultural politics in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.
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ISBN 9780230233249
Released AU 12 Nov 2009
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780230233249
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Released 12 Nov 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Dines, M.
Category Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Film Theory & Criticism
Novels, Other Prose & Writers: From C 1900 -
Cultural Studies
Gay studies (Gay men)
Number of Pages 216
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 823.91409352664
Weight 499g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Culture-Study and teaching, Motion pictures and television, Literature, Communication, Sociology
NBS Text Film, TV & Radio
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly