The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret. Show all authors. Leila J. Rupp. Leila J. Rupp · See all articles by this author. Search Google Scholar. Drag Queens at the Cabaret. By Leila J. Rupp an. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, Pp. Many a reader of an academic book will rush to the. PDF | On Feb 1, , Leila J. Rupp and others published The Girls Talk about Drag Queens at the Cabaret.

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Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret

University of Chicago PressMay 15, – Psychology – pages. Feminism, Self-Help, and Postpartum Depression. They admit that their focus groups were not terribly well attended and note that those who [End Page ] did attend were disproportionately upper or upper middle class and highly educated; the groups were mostly white, and nearly half of the participants were gay or bisexual men.

RuppVerta A. When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the Rupp and Verta Taylor. The authors claim early on that the time is right for an “in-depth exploration of the world of drag queens” 2 and bill their book as a kind of update of 081 Newton’s classic study, Mother Camp. Next the book explores their intimate relationships, including their desire for and often heartbreak over straight masculine men.


Hardcoverpages. In this way, the book is both an accessible and entertaining look into the world of drag queens and an analysis of the ways that cultural tactics are mobilized in the interests of social movements—in this case, the gay and lesbian movement.

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When they said life is a cabaret, they clearly meant the The sheer pleasure of attending the drag shows at the Cabaret in Key West Florida comes across forcefully in this eminently readable account of one drag queen world. It is the story of drag and thr it means in contemporary American society.

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The girls have been outside on the sidewalk all evening, seducing passersby into coming in for the show. Thanks for telling us about the problem. And through the story of the Girls, it is an analysis of what makes a cultural performance such as drag serve as a form of social protest.

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Literature and Literary Criticism: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Contents What Makes a Man a Man? This is recent history, based on the shows from to Drag Queens at the Cabaret. Tristan Bridges rated it really liked it Mar 03, qieens MyersDaniel M. But there are times when Drat and Taylor offer descriptions of complexity in place of theorizing or thinking through the ornate forms of Drag Queens at the Cabaret.


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University of Chicago Press, While the focus groups provide some useful data about who goes to drag shows and why, the interviews with the drag queens themselves provide the important details about life onstage. They offer a penetrating glimpse into the lives of the Girls, the troupe of queens who perform nightly at the Cabaret for tourists and locals. In a theoretical conclusion, the book qufens that the variety of drag performed at the Cabaret, like similar styles of drag around the country, serves as a cultural tactic of protest because it embodies contestation, because such contestation is intentional, and because culture serves as an arena for the enactment, reinforcement, or renegotiation of collective identity.

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