The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture

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Hyperion, May 1, 1997 - Social Science - 288 pages
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The author analyzes contemporary gay culture--from male pin-ups to black leather fetishism to the AIDS memorial quilt--in an effort to trace the effects of increasing acceptance of homosexuality on gay sensibility.

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THE RISE AND FALL OF GAY CULTURE

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A muddled polemic that sprays bile in many directions but hits few of its targets. Essayist Harris contends that there is a distinct gay subculture in America that is headed for extinction as a result ... Read full review

The rise and fall of gay culture

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Defining gay sensibility "strictly as a political response to oppression, and not as an innate characterological predisposition for the arts and aestheticism," Harris measures the effects of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Gay Men and Hollywood
8
The Evolution of the Personals
40
Copyright

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