Camp 2.0: A Queer Performance of the Personal

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Abstract

Camp, a style of performance in queer subcultures, is being reimagined in the online video portal of YouTube. Online performers—mostly young and queer—have infused camp with a neoliberal sense of individuality, emotional authenticity, and personal development, thereby challenging historical understandings of camp as wholly ironic and disengaged or politically charged. These shifts in self-presentation are reflected in statements made by performers in interviews and in the videos posted by these vloggers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-376
Number of pages25
JournalCommunication, Culture and Critique
Volume3
StatePublished - 2010

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