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The Queer Sixties - Patricia Juliana Smith

The Queer Sixties

By: Patricia Juliana Smith (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th May 1999
ISBN: 9780415921688
Number Of Pages: 300

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As the 1960s recede further into our collective memory, curiosity and nostalgia for this groovy, flower-powered decade persists. Many books have charted the social history of this tumultuous time, but none have provided queer readings of the icons and iconoclasts that peopled its stage. The Queer Sixties assembles an impressive group of cultural critics to go against the grain of 1960s studies, and proposes new and different ways of looking at the queer cultural and subcultural expression of the last decade before the closet doors swung open. A magical mystery tour, this collection reveals the queer in the Beatles and Jim Morrison, unearths the cultural power of lesbian and gay pulp fiction, and reads the queer in Myra Breckinridge, In Cold Blood, and Another Country, among others. Imbued with the zeitgeist of the 60s, this playful and powerful collection rescues the persistence of the queer imaginary. Contributors: Blake Allmendinger, David Bergman, Joseph Bristow, Kelly Cresap, William A. Cohen, Francesca Coppa, Douglas Eisner, Yvonne C. Keller, Ricardo Ortiz, Jennifer A. Rich, William Scroogie, Ann Shillinglaw and Laura Winkiel.

The Iconographic Subcultural Text: Queer Pulp Fictionsp. 1
Pulp Politics: Strategies of Vision in Pro-Lesbian Pulp Novels, 1955-1965p. 1
The Cultural Work of Sixties Gay Pulp Fictionp. 26
Ultimate Icon, Ultimate Iconoclast: Andy Warhol and Valerie Solanasp. 43
New York School's "Out": Andy Warhol Presents Dumb and Dumberp. 43
The "Sweet Assassin" and the Performative Politics of SCUM Manifestop. 62
Notes from Abroad: Queer Icons of Swinging Londonp. 87
A Perfectly Developed Playwright: Joe Orton and Homosexual Reformp. 87
"You Don't Have to Say You Love Me": The Camp Masquerades of Dusty Springfieldp. 105
"Give Us a Kiss": Queer Codes, Male Partnering, and the Beatlesp. 127
California Dreaming: Los Angeles and Its Queer Denizensp. 145
"I am with You, Little Minority Sister": Isherwood's Queer Sixtiesp. 145
L. A. Women: Jim Morrison with John Rechyp. 164
Icons and Iconoclasts in the Mainstreamp. 187
"(W)right in the Faultlines": The Problematic of Identity in William Wyler's The Children's Hourp. 187
Liberalism, Libido, Liberation: Baldwin's Another Countryp. 201
The Queer Frontierp. 223
Producing Identity: From The Boys in the Band to Gay Liberationp. 237
Myra Breckinridge and the Pathology of Heterosexualityp. 255
Contributorsp. 271
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780415921688
ISBN-10: 0415921686
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 14th May 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1