The Culture of Queers

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The Culture of Queers

By Richard Dyer

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For around a hundred years up to the Stonewall riots, the word used for gay men was 'queers'. In The Culture of Queers, Richard Dyer traces the contours of queer culture, examining the differences and continuities with the gay culture which succeeded it. Opening with a discussion of the very concept of 'queers', Dyer asks what it means to speak of a sexual grouping having a culture, and addresses issues such as gay attitudes to women and the notion of camp. From screaming queens to sensitive vampires and sad young men, and from pulp novels to pornography to the films of Fassbinder, The Culture of Queers explores the history of queer arts and media.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Social Sciences -> Media Studies

The Culture of Queers
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 8/18/05
Imprint: Routledge
Language: English
Length: 256 pages

ISBN 10: 1134593635
ISBN 13: 9781134593637
Print ISBN: 9780415223768

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