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Rescuing lesbian camp

Hemmings, Clare (2007) Rescuing lesbian camp. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 11 (1/2). pp. 159-166. ISSN 1089-4160

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This paper explores the limits of lesbian camp as it is currently conceived within Lesbian Studies. I argue, in what I hope is a rather circuitous way, that a reliance on repudiative models of identity formation fixes gender as complementary and sexuality as oppositional, irrespective of intention. In this context, I imagine instead what it would take to theorize femininity itself as camp, and femme subjects as ideal for working this through at the level of praxis.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2007 The Haworth Press, Inc.
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2008 15:50

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