Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America
For two years Ester Newton did field research in the world of drag queens—homosexual men who make a living impersonating women. Newton spent time in the noisy bars, the chaotic dressing rooms, and the cheap apartments and hotels that make up the lives of drag queens, interviewing informants whose trust she had earned and compiling a lively, first-hand ethnographic account of the culture of female impersonators. Mother Camp explores the distinctions that drag queens make among themselves as performers, the various kinds of night clubs and acts they depend on for a living, and the social organization of their work. A major part of the book deals with the symbolic geography of male and female styles, as enacted in the homosexual concept of "drag" (sex role transformation) and "camp," an important humor system cultivated by the drag queens themselves.
"Newton's fascinating book shows how study of the extraordinary can brilliantly illuminate the ordinary—that social-sexual division of personality, appearance, and activity we usually take for granted."—Jonathan Katz, author of Gay American History
"A trenchant statement of the social force and arbitrary nature of gender roles."—Martin S. Weinberg, Contemporary Sociology
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Review: Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in AmericaUser Review - Bill - Goodreads
An interesting anthropological consideration of drag queens in the 1960s. A lot of it the information is dated, but it's interesting to see what parts continue to linger, particularly in the perceived distinctions made between the queens themselves. Read full review
Review: Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in AmericaUser Review - Erin Tuzuner - Goodreads
Invariably groundbreaking when first written, much of this seems like a condensed representation of drag performers in the 60s. The sadness is palatable, and little celebration is mentioned. Thankfully, things have changed for the better since its publication. Read full review
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Later published in several articles and as Mother camp: female impersonators in America (1972), Newton's work represented the first major anthropological ...
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Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America. is an. ethnographic study by Esther Newton from about August, 1965 to late 1966, ...
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