Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure

Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure

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Acts of Gaiety explores the mirthful modes of political performance by LGBT artists, activists, and collectives that have inspired and sustained deadly serious struggles for revolutionary change. The book explores antics such as camp, kitsch, drag, guerrilla theater, zap actions, rallies, manifestos, pageants, and parades alongside more familiar forms of "legitimate theater." Against queer theory's long-suffering romance with mourning and melancholia and a national… (more)

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Publisher: University of Michigan Press (October 26, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 3.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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