Camp Sites: Sex, Politics, and Academic Style in Postwar America

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Price
$35.00
Publisher
Stanford University Press
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Pages
272
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780804784412
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About the Author
Michael Trask is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky and the author of Cruising Modernism: Class and Sexuality in American Literature and Social Thought (2003).
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At home in queer theory, Trask offers a revisionist discussion of postwar American culture. He marshals an impressive array of sociological, psychological, and literary prose to examine the ways in which the 'consensus culture' of the Cold War 1950s produced an ironic, self-knowing detachment within liberal academic culture . . . Recommended.--B. Diemert "CHOICE"
Full of surprises, Trask's book shows how Cold War academic culture shared in the irony, detachment, and performance of 1950s camp. Or so the New Left believed, which explains why they viewed homosexuals and college professors with such suspicion. This stunning history of postwar America shows what was at stake when angry young men put their bodies on the line on college campuses in the 1960s, and it illuminates the ongoing paradoxes of Left protest.--Heather Love