Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Art - 443 pages
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Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes.
  

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User Review  - Stephanie Cullen - Goodreads

Best book that I came across for my dissertation. Thank you Garber! Read full review

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User Review  - The Cute Little Brown-haired girl - Goodreads

My x-fiance was a cross-dresser. (Notice the "x" before the word fiance) And the more research I do, I begin to realize that MANY men do this!! It has gone far beyond the wearing of the girlfriends ... Read full review

Contents

Picture Credits
ix
Clothes Make the
xv
1
21
CrossDress for Success
41
The Transvestites Progress
67
The Surgical Construction of Gender
93
Fetish Envy
118
Transvestism and Gay Identity
128
Religious Habits
210
Actor Diplomat Transvestite
234
CrossDressing the Color Line
267
Transvestism and the Erotics of Cultural Appropriation
304
Li beraceValentinoEl
353
Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in
375
Notes
391
Index
427

Fear of Flying or Why Is Peter Pan a Woman?
165
CrossDressing in Detective Fiction
186

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Tendencies
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
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About the author (1997)

Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard

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