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xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Introduction : "What makes a man a man?"
  • "I'm beautiful, dammit!". Getting dressed ; Becoming drag queens ; Being a drag queen
  • "Take Me or Leave Me". The conch republic ; On the street ; A plate of food and a drag show ; "The hero would be you"
  • "Life is a cabaret". "She works hard for the money" ; Performing protest
  • "We are family". "Crazy world" ; The 801 family
  • "Free your mind". In a long tradition ; "We're not just lip-synching up here, we're changing lives" ; A night at the 801 ; Theoretical conclusions : thinking about drag as social protest.
It's Saturday night in Key West and the Girlie Show is about to begin at the 801 Cabaret. The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing passersby into coming in for the show. The club itself is packed tonight and smoke has filled the room. When the lights finally go down, statuesque blonds and stunning brunettes sporting black leather miniskirts, stiletto heels, and see-through lingerie take the stage. En Vogue's "Free Your Mind" blares on the house stereo. The crowd roars in approval. In this lively book, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor take us on an entertaining tour through one of America's most overlooked subcultures: the world of the drag queen. They offer a penetrating glimpse into the lives of the 801 Girls, the troupe of queens who perform nightly at the 801 Cabaret for tourists and locals. 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. They also consider how the queens create a space that encourages camaraderie and acceptance among everyday people, no matter what their sexual preferences might be. Based on countless interviews with more than a dozen drag queens, more than three years of attendance at their outrageous performances, and even the authors' participation in the shows themselves, Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret is a witty and poignant portrait of gay life and culture. When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the 801.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226326566 20180416
Green Library
FEMGEN-141-01
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x, 292 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Award-winning sociologists David Snow and Sarah Soule draw from a broad range of theories including political sociology, theories of organisations and the study of culture and social interaction to introduce the essential ideas for analysing social movements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393978452 20160604
Green Library
FEMGEN-141-01
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xiv, 228 p., [14] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Ignorant. Brutal. Male. One of these stereotypes of the Ku Klux Klan offers a misleading picture. In "Women of the Klan", sociologist Kathleen M. Blee dismantles the popular notion that politically involved women are always inspired by pacifism, equality, and justice. In her new preface, Blee reflects on how recent scholarship on gender and right-wing extremism suggests new ways to understand women's place in the 1920s Klan's crusade for white and Christian supremacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520257870 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-141-01
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xiii, 271 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Preface/Acknowledgments-- Introduction: the emergence and development of feminism along racial and ethnic lines in the 1960s and 1970s-- 1. To whom do you refer? structure and the situated feminist-- 2. The 'fourth world' is born: intra-movement experience, oppositional political communities and the emergence of the white women's liberation movement-- 3. The vanguard center: intra-movement experience and the emergence of black feminism-- 4. Las Feministas: intra-movement experience and the emergence of chicana feminism-- 5. Organizing one's own: the competitive social movement sector and the rise of organizationally different feminist movements-- Conclusion: revisiting and 're-visioning' second-wave feminisms-- Appendix: interviews and oral histories.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521822602 20160528
This examines the emergence of feminist movements from the Civil Rights/Black Liberation movement, the Chicano movement, and the white left in the 1960s and 1970s. The author argues that the 'second wave' was comprised of feminisms: organizationally distinct movements that influenced each other in complex ways. The making of second wave feminisms resulted from decisions that feminists made about their political choices given constraints that affected their activism. These constraints were placed on them by structural inequalities that militated against unity among feminists from different racial/ethnic communities; by loyalties that feminists, particularly feminists of color, felt to other members of their movement communities; and by the necessity of making political decisions within a competitive and complex extra-institutional oppositional milieu.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521822602 20160528
Green Library
FEMGEN-141-01