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An Archaeology of Posing: Essays on Camp, Drag, and Sexuality by Moe MeyerAn Archaeology of Posing: Essays on Camp, Drag, and Sexuality
by Moe Meyer
Macater Press.  221 pages, $24.95

“CAMP” is a slippery term with an array of denotations ranging from generally humorous, corny, or sentimental to specifically effeminate or gay. Moe Meyer argues that the only genuine “Camp” (with a big C) is exclusively a gay phenomenon, or in his terms: “the process for the social signification of gayness—the production of gay social visibility.” An Archaeology of Posing: Essays on Camp, Drag, and Sexuality is a collection of performance studies essays previously published between 1992 and 1997, and two new essays.

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