Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing & Cultural Anxiety

By: Marjorie Garber

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"Vested Interests" focuses on the relationship between the aesthetic and the existential, from Shakespeare to Peter Pan and "M. Butterfly", from transsexual surgery and societies for transvestites and transsexuals, to Madonna, Michael Jackson, and even Elvis. Garber establishes that transvestism, far from being a marginal and socially deviant practice, in fact makes culture possible by marking the entrance to the symbolic. Citing the recurrence of transvestite theatre throughout different eras and cultures, Garber views the transvestite as a reiteration of the theatre's underlying problem of representation, because the transvestite acknowledges that every figure on stage is an "impersonator". By examining transvestism's varied social manifestations, the book addresses issues of gender, sexuality, race and class. The argument is illustrated with compelling examples: the sumptuary laws of medieval and early modern Europe, the little-known "transvestite tales" of Mark Twain and the public furor over an art student's portrayal of late Chicago Mayor Harold Washington wearing women's lingerie. This book should be of interest to undergraduates and academics. 443 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fashion & Beauty; History; History. ISBN: 0415900727. ISBN/EAN: 9780415900720. Inventory No: 236339. Hardcover

Title: Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing & Cultural Anxiety

Author Name: Marjorie Garber

Categories: History, Fashion & Beauty,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1992

ISBN Number: 0415900727

ISBN Number 13: 9780415900720

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine Condition

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 236339

Keywords: BZDB43 Fashion & Beauty; History; History. Vested Interests CrossDressing Cultural Anxiety Marjorie Garber Hardcover,