The Rise and Fall of Gay Culture by Daniel Harris

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The author analyzes contemporary gay culture--from male pin-ups to black leather fetishism to the AIDS memorial quilt--in an effort to trace the effects of increasing acceptance of homosexuality on gay sensibility.
 

About Daniel Harris

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Harris recently retired from Proctor and Gamble as a Customer Business Director and Human Resource Manager. Mr. Harris is a graduate of The University of Virginia. Following his graduation, he entered the Army as a Lieutenant in the Military Police and served in the Vietnam War. During his tour in Southeast Asia he was attached to the Navy and patrolled the Saigon River.
 
Published May 1, 1997 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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A muddled polemic that sprays bile in many directions but hits few of its targets.

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He takes the book trade to task for feeding gay audiences ""the literary equivalent of a warm glow,"" condemns modern drag for being ridiculous and berates the contemporary gay man for turning ""the aestheticism of art and culture into the aestheticism of products."" Gay culture and the ""aesthet...

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