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Author Garber, Marjorie B.

Title Vested interests : cross-dressing & cultural anxiety / Marjorie Garber
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1992


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 W'PONDS  306.77 Gar/Vic  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 443 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Series Penguin social sciences
Penguin social sciences
Contents Introduction: Clothes make the man -- I. Transvestite logics. Dress codes, or the theatricality of difference ; Cross-dress for success ; The transvestite's progress ; Spare parts : the surgical construction of gender ; Fetish envy ; Breaking the code : transvestism and gay identity -- II. Transvestite effects. Fear of flying, or Why is Peter Pan a woman? ; Cherchez la femme : cross-dressing in detective fiction ; Religious habits ; Phantoms of the opera : actor, diplomat, transvestite, spy ; Black and white TV : cross-dressing the color line ; The chic of Araby : transvestism and the erotics of cultural appropriation ; The transvestite continuum : Liberace-Valentino-Elvis -- Conclusion a tergo: Red Riding Hood and the wolf in bed
Analysis Transvestism
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 391-425) and index
Subject Cross-dressing.
LC no. 91020171
ISBN 0415900727
0415919517 (paperback)