Camp Grounds: Style and Homosexuality (Google eBook)
Univ of Massachusetts Press, 1993 - Literary Criticism - 300 pages
The concept of camp has never been easy to define. Derived from the French verb camper (to pose) it has been variously interpreted as a style that favours exaggeration, an ironic attitude toward the cultural mainstream and a form of aestheticism that celebrates artifice over beauty. At the same time, camp has been long associated with homosexual culture, or at least with a self-conscious eroticism that questions traditional gender constructions.
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