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The Resource The culture of desire : paradox and perversity in gay lives today, Frank Browning

The culture of desire : paradox and perversity in gay lives today, Frank Browning

Label
The culture of desire : paradox and perversity in gay lives today
Title
The culture of desire
Title remainder
paradox and perversity in gay lives today
Statement of responsibility
Frank Browning
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What is gay culture? Does it really exist? In this provocative and controversial book. Frank Browning asks the question gay men ask themselves: Can a society based on sexual desire truly call itself a culture? In the twenty-five years since homosexual lives first emerged from the shadows, gay men have staked out the frontier of contemporary living - from AIDS to feminism, from political activism to public sex, from the invention of the self to the reinvention of the American family." "This is the story of how gay men come together today. In The Culture of Desire, National Public Radio contributor Frank Browning embarks on a transcontinental exploration of the worlds gay men have created. The AIDS drug underground in Miami and Los Angeles. The queer goings-on in Disneyland and Fire Island Pines, The Gay Games in Vancouver, West Coast sex clubs, Farmers in Kentucky, Cuban couples in Florida, and Queer Nationals invading suburban shopping malls in San Francisco and across America." "Browning says that culture - especially gay culture - thrives only when it embraces its own paradoxes. Gay men must reconcile their longing for social and community identity with the dream of absolute freedom. What Oscar Wilde referred to as the paradox of thought and the perversity of passion create the elusive culture of desire." "Filled with vivid characters, explicit in its stories, and generous in its spirit, The Culture of Desire explains gay life to those who are living it - and to all those who care about the paradoxes of America itself."--Jacket
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Browning, Frank
Dewey number
305.3/89664
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.U5
LC item number
B745 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Lifestyles
  • Gay culture
Label
The culture of desire : paradox and perversity in gay lives today, Frank Browning
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0904/92025473-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery, plot, and remembrance -- Queer rage -- Celebutantes -- Spirit and transgression -- From front lines to home front -- Reconstructing the extended family -- Parties, pageants, parades -- The terror of touching -- Paradox and perversity
Control code
ocm26211176
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780517581926
Lccn
92025473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 54020
Label
The culture of desire : paradox and perversity in gay lives today, Frank Browning
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0904/92025473-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mystery, plot, and remembrance -- Queer rage -- Celebutantes -- Spirit and transgression -- From front lines to home front -- Reconstructing the extended family -- Parties, pageants, parades -- The terror of touching -- Paradox and perversity
Control code
ocm26211176
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 241 pages
Isbn
9780517581926
Lccn
92025473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(Sirsi) 54020

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