Butch queens up in pumps : gender, performance, and ballroom culture in Detroit / Marlon M. Bailey.

"Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to...

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Main Author: Bailey, Marlon M., 1969- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ann Arbor, Michigan : University of Michigan Press, [2013]
Series:Triangulations.
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Summary:"Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey's rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit examines Ballroom as a queer cultural formation that upsets dominant notions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and community."
Item Description:Includes glossary of ballroom community terms and phrases.
Physical Description:xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-264) and index.
ISBN:9780472071968
0472071963
9780472051960
0472051962