- Subcultural style series, 1955-0629
- The meaning of style between classic and queer -- Lesbian style : from mannish women to lipstick dykes -- Gay men's style : from macaroni to metrosexual -- Kiss of the whip : bondage, discipline and sadomasochism, or BDSM style -- Drag : of kings and queens -- Crossing genders, crossing cultures -- Conclusion : against justification
- "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 kingsand drag queens. Divided into three main sections on history, subculturalidentity and subcultural style, "Queer style" will be of particular interest to students of dress and fashion as well as those coming to subculture from sociology and cultural studies.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-177) and index.
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