Butch queens up in pumps: Gender, performance, and ballroom culture in detroit

Marlon Murtha Bailey

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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Abstract

Butch Queens Up in Pumps examines Ballroom culture, in which inner-city LGBT individuals dress, dance, and vogue to compete for prizes and trophies. Participants are affiliated with a house, an alternative family structure typically named after haute couture designers and providing support to this diverse community. Marlon M. Bailey's rich first-person performance ethnography of the Ballroom scene in Detroit examines Ballroom as a queer cultural formation that upsets dominant notions of gender, sexuality, kinship, and community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
Number of pages280
ISBN (Electronic)9780472029372
ISBN (Print)9780472071968
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Bailey, M. M. (2013). Butch queens up in pumps: Gender, performance, and ballroom culture in detroit. University of Michigan Press.