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The Resource Camp sites : sex, politics, and academic style in postwar America, Michael Trask

Camp sites : sex, politics, and academic style in postwar America, Michael Trask

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Camp sites : sex, politics, and academic style in postwar America
Title
Camp sites
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sex, politics, and academic style in postwar America
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Michael Trask
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Language
eng
Summary
Reading across the disciplines of the mid-century university, this book argues that the political shift in postwar America from consensus liberalism to New Left radicalism entailed as many continuities as ruptures. Both Cold War liberals and radicals understood the university as a privileged site for "doing politics, " and both exiled homosexuality from the political ideals each group favored. Liberals, who advanced a politics of style over substance, saw gay people as unable to separate the two, as incapable of maintaining the opportunistic suspension of disbelief on which a tough-minded liberalism depended. Radicals, committed to a politics of authenticity, saw gay people as hopelessly beholden to the role-playing and duplicity that the radicals condemned in their liberal forebears. Camp Sites considers key themes of postwar culture, from the conflict between performance and authenticity to the rise of the meritocracy, through the lens of camp, the underground sensibility of pre-Stonewall gay life. In so doing, it argues that our basic assumptions about the social style of the postwar milieu are deeply informed by certain presuppositions about homosexual experience and identity, and that these presuppositions remain stubbornly entrenched despite our post-Stonewall consciousness-raising --
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1967-
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Trask, Michael
Dewey number
306.7660973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Post 45
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  • American literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • Camp (Style)
  • Politics and culture
  • Universities and colleges
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Camp sites : sex, politics, and academic style in postwar America, Michael Trask
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The schooling of America -- Campus novels and experimental persons -- Liberal perversion and countercultural commitment -- From impression management to expressive authenticity -- Deviant ethnographies -- Feminism, meritocracy, and the postindustrial economy
Control code
FIEb17448748
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780804784412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818953169
Label
Camp sites : sex, politics, and academic style in postwar America, Michael Trask
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The schooling of America -- Campus novels and experimental persons -- Liberal perversion and countercultural commitment -- From impression management to expressive authenticity -- Deviant ethnographies -- Feminism, meritocracy, and the postindustrial economy
Control code
FIEb17448748
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780804784412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)818953169

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