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Language: English
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The author of the book: Esther Newton
Edition: Duke University Press Books
Date of issue: November 1st 2000
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"Margaret Mead Made Me Gay" is the intellectual autobiography of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, a pioneer in gay and lesbian studies. Chronicling the development of her ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this collection covers a range of topics such as why we need more precise sexual vocabularies, why there have been fewer women doing drag than men, and how academia can make itself more hospitable to queers. It brings together such classics as "The Mythic Mannish Lesbian" and "Dick(less) Tracy and the Homecoming Queen" with entirely new work such as "Theater: Gay Anti-Church."
Newton's provocative essays detail a queer academic career while offering a behind-the-scenes view of academic homophobia. In four sections that correspond to major periods and interests in her life--"Drag and Camp," "Lesbian-Feminism," "Butch," and "Queer Anthropology"--the volume reflects her successful struggle to create a body of work that uses cultural anthropology to better understand gender oppression, early feminism, theatricality and performance, and the sexual and erotic dimensions of fieldwork. Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, "Margaret Mead Made Me Gay" also includes photographs from Newton's personal and professional life.
With wise and revealing discussions of the complex relations between experience and philosophy, the personal and the political, and identities and practices, "Margaret Mead Made Me Gay" is important for anyone interested in the birth and growth of gay and lesbian studies.


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Ebook Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas (Series Q) read Online! Esther Newton is currently Term Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, and Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Kempner Distinguished Professor at Purchase College, SUNY. She is the author of Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas, published by Duke University Press, Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America, coauthor of Womenfriends: A Soap Opera, and coeditor of Amazon Expedition: A Lesbian Feminist Anthology.


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