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Published: 07 September 2017

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780195390186

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From Drag Queens to Leathermen

Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Rusty Barrett

Studies in Language and Gender

  • A previously unpublished study, this book offers the first look at language in gay subcultures
  • Examines complex issues surrounding gay rights, public health, and barebacking, among other topics
  • Subcultures examined include radical faeries, drag queens, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen
  • Provides theoretical background related to language ideology, performativity, indexicality, and gendered ideologies

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