More Man Than You'll Ever be

More Man Than You'll Ever be : Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America

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This book explores the uses of gay men's folklore. Whether funny or sad, poignant or shocking, each story and joke contains messages, sometimes surprising ones. Goodwin decodes some of these messages to help us understand not only the gay subculture but also ourselves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 226.8g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0253204976
  • 9780253204974

Review quote

"... a carefully balanced, academic analysis of gay humor ... The true worth of Goodwin's book is not that it makes some aspects of gay culture understandable to those on the outside, but rather that it places popular culture - which is always being challenged by minority and deviant influences - in the proper perspective." Michael Bronski, The Boston Phoenix Literary Sectionshow more

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