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Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing & Cultural Anxiety

By: Marjorie Garber

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 236339

ISBN: 0415900727

Condition: Near Fine Condition


"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 underly... View more info