Fags, Hags and Queer Sisters: Gender Dissent and Heterosocial Bonding in Gay Culture

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Oct 25, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 221 pages
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Fags, Hags and Queer Sisters is a provocative account of the importance of women and cross-gender identification in gay male culture. It offers a range of cultural readings from Tennessee William's classic A Streetcar Named Desire and Forster's 'gay' novel Maurice through Pulp Fiction , queer lifestyle magazines, Roseanne , slash fan fiction and Jarman's Edward II to Almodovar's camp classic Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown . Theoretically sophisticated, yet passionate, accessible and opinionated, Fags, Hags and Queer Sisters takes issue with many of the sacred cows of contemporary gay politics, and offers a number of new concepts in lesbian and gay theory.

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STEPHEN MADDISON works in the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of East London. He has published academic work on gay identity and gender, Tennessee Williams, and autobiography and space. His first publication, a journalistic account of gay men's fascination with Barbra Streisand, appeared in Britain's Gay Times in 1992.

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