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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VESTED INTERESTS: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety

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An elaborate theory by Garber (English/Harvard Univ.), insisting that the transvestite is at the elusive heart of Western culture. In a century-sweeping book, Garber applies current critical thought ... Read full review

Vested interests: cross-dressing and cultural anxiety

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Do clothes really make the man? What do Elvis and Liberace have in common? Why is Peter Pan always played by a woman? These are just a few of the questions of sexual and sartorial politics raised by ... Read full review

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
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Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard

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