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By Rusty Barrett

This publication examines gendered language use in six homosexual male subcultures: drag queens, radical faeries, bears, circuit boys, barebackers, and leathermen. inside of each one lifestyle, exact styles of language use problem normative assumptions approximately gender and sexual id. Rusty Barrett's analyses of those subcultures emphasize the ways that homosexual male buildings of gender are in detail associated with other kinds of social difference.
In From Drag Queens to Leathermen, Barrett provides an extension of his past paintings between African American drag queens within the Nineties, emphasizing the intersections of race and sophistication within the building of gender. An research of sacred track between radical faeries considers the ways that expressions of gender are embedded in a broader neo-pagan spiritual id. The formation of undergo as an identification class (for heavyset and furry males) within the past due Eighties includes the appropriation of linguistic stereotypes of rural Southern masculinity. between typical attendees of circuit events, language serves to tell apart homosexual and directly different types of masculinity. within the early 2000s, barebackers (gay males who eschew condoms) used language to place themselves as rational threat takers with an innate wish for semen. For members within the overseas Mr. leather-based contest, a disciplined, militaristic masculinity hyperlinks expressions of patriotism with BDSM sexual practice.
In all of those teams, the development of gendered identification includes combining linguistic kinds that may frequently now not co-occur. those unforeseen combos function the basis for the emergence of distinct subcultural expressions of homosexual male id, explicated at size during this book.

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