discussion 3.17.09

discussion 3.17.09 - • In fighting separate houses...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Film Paris is Burning: Idolizing status through fashion ‘realness’ of drag: gender can be deeply internalized beyond sex Category of ‘realness’: connecting physical bodies to gender- passing Ball connect race, class, status, with gender, sexual orientation Contradictions between gender & sex leading to internal conflict Conflict solved through dancing/voguing Strong class consciousness- families internalization of inferiority Status divisions- inferiority in society, balls provide another level of status, stigmatized group, can use their share in stigma to create group identity to have positive effect in group. Inside the culture the status markers are inverted
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: • In fighting- separate houses, problem for collective action • Rejection from private families: ballroom is a space of comfort • Subculture: own language form of fighting , dominant culture picks up on subculture, but dilutes subculture • Empowered within ball- not same personal power outside of ball • Generation gap: “complete” woman vs. performance at balls • Heterosexual values replicated: mother as hard worker • Hegemonic power structure challenged; insights • 3 strikes: black, poor, gay • Sexuality strongly defined around dichotomy...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 01/10/2012 for the course SOCIOLOGY 1 taught by Professor Gold during the Spring '97 term at Berkeley.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online