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Glitter and concrete : a cultural history of drag in New York City Book
Book | Hanover Square Press, [Toronto, ON] : [2023]

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From the lush feather boas that adorned early female impersonators to the sequined lip syncs of barroom queens to the drag kings that have us laughing in stitches, drag has played a vital role in the creative life of New York City. But the evolution of drag in the city, as an art form, a community and a mode of liberation, has never before been fully chronicled. Now, for the first time, journalist and drag historian Elyssa Maxx Goodman unearths the dramatic, provocative untold story of drag in New York City in all its glistening glory. Goodman ducks beneath the velvet ropes of Harlem Renaissance balls, examines drag's crucial role in the Stonewall Uprising, traces drag's influence on disco and punk rock as well as its unifying power during the AIDS crisis and 9/11, and culminates in the era of RuPaul's Drag Race. A significant contribution to queer history and an essential listen for anyone curious about the story that echoes beneath the heels.

  • ISBN: 9781335449368
  • Physical Description: 464 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: [Toronto, ON] : Hanover Square Press, [2023]
  • Copyright: ©2023
  • Bibliography, etc. Note:
    Includes bibliographical references and index.

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