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The Resource The Fierce Tribe: Masculine Identity and Performance in the Circuit, (electronic book)

The Fierce Tribe: Masculine Identity and Performance in the Circuit, (electronic book)

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The Fierce Tribe: Masculine Identity and Performance in the Circuit
Title
The Fierce Tribe: Masculine Identity and Performance in the Circuit
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ethnography that documents the folk nature of popular culture, Mickey Weems applies interdisciplinary interpretation to a subject that demands such a breakdown of intellectual boundaries. The Circuit, an expression of gay culture, comprises large dance events--gatherings, celebrations, communions, festivals. Music and dance drive complex, shared performances--electronic house music played by professional DJs and mass ecstatic dancing that engenders communitas. Other performances, from drag queens and concerts to contests, theatrics, and the individual display of muscular bodies are part of the festivities. Body sculpting through muscle building is strongly associated with the Circuit, and masculine aggression is both displayed and parodied. Weems, a participant-observer with a multidisciplinary background in anthropology, folklore, religious studies, cultural studies, and somatic studies, considers the cultural and ethical dimensions of what to outsiders might seem to be just wild, flamboyant parties. He compares the Circuit to other traditions of ecstatic and communal dance, and uses his grounding in African-Brazilian Candomblé and in religious studies to illuminate spiritual experiences reported by Circuit participants. And, as a U.S. Marine, he offers the nonviolent masculine arrogance of Circuiteers as an alternative to the violent forms of masculine aggression embedded in the military and much of western culture."--Publisher's description
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EBZ
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Weems, Mickey
Nature of contents
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  • Gay and lesbian dance parties
  • Gay culture
  • Gay men
Label
The Fierce Tribe: Masculine Identity and Performance in the Circuit, (electronic book)
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs1117994e
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780874216912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs1117994e
Label
The Fierce Tribe: Masculine Identity and Performance in the Circuit, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebs1117994e
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780874216912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(EBZ)ebs1117994e

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