Acts of Gaiety: Lgbt Performance and the Politics of Pleasure PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Sara Warner

Acts of Gaiety: Lgbt Performance and the Politics of Pleasure

University of Michigan Press
Publication date: October 2012
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Acts of Gaiety explores the mirthful modes of political performance by LGBT artists, activists, and collectives that have inspired and sustained deadly serious struggles for revolutionary change. The book explores antics such as camp, kitsch, drag, guerrilla theater, zap actions, rallies, manifestos, pageants, and parades alongside more familiar forms of "legitimate theater." Against queer theory's long-suffering romance with mourning and melancholia and a national agenda that urges homosexuals to renounce pleasure if they want to be taken seriously by mainstream society, Acts of Gaiety seeks to reanimate notions of "gaiety" as a political value for LGBT activism. The book mines the archives of lesbian-feminist activism of the 1960s-70s, highlighting the outrageous gaiety that lay at the center of the social and theatrical performances of the era and uncovering original documents long thought to be lost. Juxtaposing historical figures such as Valerie Solanas and Jill Johnston with more recent performers and activists (including Hothead Paisan, Bitch & Animal, and the Five Lesbian Brothers), Warner shows how reclaiming this largely discarded and disavowed past elucidates possibilities for being and belonging. Acts of Gaiety explores the mutually informing histories of gayness as politics and as joie de vivre, along with the centrality of liveliness to queer performance and protest.
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Acts of Gaiety: Lgbt Performance and the Politics of Pleasure PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Sara Warner
University of Michigan Press, October 2012
ISBN: 9780472028757
EAN:  9780472028757
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $28.99
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University of Michigan Press, October 2012
ISBN: 9780472028757
EAN:  2370004631486
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List Price: $29.95 eBook price: $28.99