New PDF release: From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay

By Rusty Barrett

This publication examines gendered language use in six homosexual male subcultures: drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen. inside every one lifestyle, detailed styles of language use problem normative assumptions approximately gender and sexual id. Rusty Barrett's analyses of those subcultures emphasize the ways that homosexual male structures of gender are in detail associated with different kinds of social difference.
In From Drag Queens to Leathermen, Barrett provides an extension of his past paintings between African American drag queens within the Nineties, emphasizing the intersections of race and sophistication within the development of gender. An research of sacred song between radical faeries considers the ways that expressions of gender are embedded in a broader neo-pagan spiritual id. The formation of endure as an id type (for heavyset and bushy males) within the overdue Nineteen Eighties comprises the appropriation of linguistic stereotypes of rural Southern masculinity. between usual attendees of circuit events, language serves to tell apart homosexual and directly varieties of masculinity. within the early 2000s, barebackers (gay males who eschew condoms) used language to place themselves as rational chance takers with an innate hope for semen. For members within the foreign Mr. leather-based contest, a disciplined, militaristic masculinity hyperlinks expressions of patriotism with BDSM sexual practice.
In all of those teams, the development of gendered id includes combining linguistic varieties that will frequently now not co-occur. those unforeseen combos function the basis for the emergence of targeted subcultural expressions of homosexual male id, explicated at size during this book.

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