Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines 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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||University of Michigan Press|
|Number of pages||280|
|ISBN (Print)||9780472029372, 9780472071968|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities(all)