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Gay Skins: Class, Masculinity and Queer Appropriation

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Is the phenomenon of the gay skin a cop-out to oppressive straight patriarchy? Or does it queer this totem of authentic masculinity? Sharing a uniform, a propensity for stripping to the waist, all-male environments and hard lads, straight and gay skins are radically similar - which could spell bovver for both parties. Are the two practically indistinguishable? Were all ski ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Cassell
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John
Oct 17, 2012 John rated it liked it
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Interesting, once I was able to wind shield some of the verbosity and semantics which are here in plenty. Very interesting recollections of skinheads 1969 ff.

Predominantly working class and white, discussion turns to whether there were really any working class gay people or is it just a middle class thing? Plenty of evidence of gay working class skins from the outset. Their hard macho image a perfect foil; even the most angry homophobes were unlikely to challenge them in the street.

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Robert
Jun 13, 2012 Robert rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queer-culture
An interesting and engaging sociological text on "gay skins" -- those young, (usually) white men largely from Canada and the UK -- who perform themselves in ways keeping with the politico-aesthetic subculture, but with the exception that they are openly gay (and sometimes feminists -- but it takes more than being gay to be a feminist!) This "band of brothers" actively and visually disorganizes and scrabbles the hegemonic idea of skins (always) being homophobic, sexists, and racist, which grows f ...more
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