Queer Style

Bloomsbury Academic
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2013, First
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Queer Style examines the cultural and historical construction of queer style and sensibilities in the western world. Queer Style offers an insight into queer fashionability by addressing the role that clothing has played in historical and contemporary lifestyles. From a fashion studies perspective, it examines the function of subcultural dress within queer communities and the mannerisms and messages that are used as signifiers of identity. Diverse dress is examined, including effeminate 'pansy,' masculine macho 'clone,' the 'lipstick' and 'butch' lesbian styles and the extreme styles of drag kings and drag queens. The book is into three main sections on history, subcultural identity and subcultural style.
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