Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas

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Duke University Press, 22 lis 2000 - 328
Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is the intellectual autobiography of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, a pioneer in gay and lesbian studies. Chronicling the development of her ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this collection covers a range of topics such as why we need more precise sexual vocabularies, why there have been fewer women doing drag than men, and how academia can make itself more hospitable to queers. It brings together such classics as “The Mythic Mannish Lesbian” and “Dick(less) Tracy and the Homecoming Queen” with entirely new work such as “Theater: Gay Anti-Church.”
Newton’s provocative essays detail a queer academic career while offering a behind-the-scenes view of academic homophobia. In four sections that correspond to major periods and interests in her life—”Drag and Camp,” “Lesbian-Feminism,” “Butch,” and “Queer Anthropology”—the volume reflects her successful struggle to create a body of work that uses cultural anthropology to better understand gender oppression, early feminism, theatricality and performance, and the sexual and erotic dimensions of fieldwork. Combining personal, theoretical, and ethnographic perspectives, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay also includes photographs from Newton’s personal and professional life.
With wise and revealing discussions of the complex relations between experience and philosophy, the personal and the political, and identities and practices, Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is important for anyone interested in the birth and growth of gay and lesbian studies.
 

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Newton, an anthropology professor at SUNY at Purchase and a scholar of lesbian, gay, and transgender studies, credits Margaret Mead as the inspiration for her life's work. Reading Mead's Coming of Age ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Margaret Mead made me gay: personal essays, public ideas

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Newton, an anthropology professor at SUNY at Purchase and a scholar of lesbian, gay, and transgender studies, credits Margaret Mead as the inspiration for her life's work. Reading Mead's Coming of Age ... Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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Field Methods 1972
11
Role Models 1972
14
Preface to the Phoenix Edition of Mother Camp 1979
30
Gay AntiChurchMore Notes on Camp
34
Lesbian Power and Representation in Gay Male Cherry Grove
63
LESBIANFEMINISM
91
High School Crackup 973
93
Marginal Woman Marginal Academic 973
103
Beyond Freud Ken and Barbie 1986
189
A Memoir 1996
195
QUEER ANTHROPOLOGY
213
The Outsiders Insider 1995
215
Notes on Homophobia 1987
219
An Open Letter to Manda Cesara 1984
225
The Anthropology of Homosexuality 1988
229
Some Remarks to the Chairs of Anthropology Departments 1993
238

Consciousness Raising and Personal Change in the Womens Liberation Movement with Shirley Walton 1971
113
Excerpt from Womenfriends with Shirley Walton 1976
142
Will the Real Lesbian Community Please Stand Up?
155
BUTCH
165
Toward a More Precise Sexual Vocabulary with Shirley Walton 1984
167
Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman
176
The Erotic Equation in Fieldwork 1992
243
NOTES
259
BIBLIOGRAPHY
293
INDEX
311
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Esther Newton is Professor of Anthropology and Kempner Distinguished Professor at State University of New York at Purchase. She is the author of several books, including Mother Camp, a groundbreaking study of American drag queens, and Cherry Grove, Fire Island: Sixty Years in America's First Gay and Lesbian Town. Among other distinctions, she was Scholarly Advisor for the documentary film Paris Is Burning, a founding member of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, and member of the Advisory Group for Stonewall History Project.

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