Category: Gender Issues


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Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing & Cultural Anxiety

By: Garber, Marjorie B.

Price: $17.53

Publisher: Independence, Kentucky, U. S. A., Routledge: 1991

Seller ID: 001815

ISBN: 0415900727

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

There can be no culture without the transvestite. " Beginning with this bold claim, Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Vested Interests is a tour de force of cultural criticism; its investigations range across history, literature, film, photography, and popular and mass culture, from Shakespeare to Mark Twain, from Oscar Wilde to Peter Pan, from transsexual surgery to transvestite 'sororities' to Madonna and Flip Wilson, Valentino and Elvis. What Garber asks, does clothing have to do with sexuality? How do... View more info