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Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit
by Marlon M Bailey
University of Michigan Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-0-472-07196-8 | eISBN: 978-0-472-02937-2 | Paper: 978-0-472-05196-0
Library of Congress Classification GV1749.5.B35 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 793.308664

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Butch Queens Up in Pumpsexamines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey’s rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit examines Ballroom as a queer cultural formation that upsets dominant notions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and community.


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