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Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas

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Margaret Mead Made Me Gay is the intellectual autobiography of cultural anthropologist Esther Newton, a pioneer in gay and lesbian studies. Chronicling the development of her ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this collection covers a range of topics such as why we need more precise sexual vocabulari ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published November 22nd 2000 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2000)
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if only because i say "--- made me gay" about pretty much everything, and so appreciate the satisfaction this statement can bring.
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Decent book of essays on ethnography within the gblt communities. Extra points for having the most hilarious title I've seen in years.
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Esther Newton is currently Term Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, and Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Kempner Distinguished Professor at Purchase College, SUNY. She is the author of Margaret Mead Made Me Gay: Personal Essays, Public Ideas, published by Duke University Press, Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America, coauthor of Womenfriends: A Soap Opera, and co ...more
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