Book Review: Mother Camp

Thursday, January 22, 2015 0 Permalink 0

Ester Newton explores the drag queen subculture within the gay community in her fascinating book Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America. She researched this book from 1965-1968 and produced possibly one of the first scholarly works to treat the gay community as a subject worthy of study rather than derision. The book uncovers several themes ...

War Posters and Sexuality

Thursday, October 23, 2014 0 Permalink 0

I wrote this as an exercise for my History of Sexuality class last semester. We viewed posters from World War I and made arguments about how the War Department deployed the posters as a way to, among other things, control the sexual proclivities of soldiers. You can agree or disagree with my analysis. I wrote it as a way to ...

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