skip to content
Margaret Mead made me gay : personal essays, public ideas Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Margaret Mead made me gay : personal essays, public ideas

Author: Esther Newton
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.
Series: Series Q.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Duke backfile.
A collection of essays by a pioneering queer anthropologist.
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...


Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item


Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newton, Esther.
Margaret Mead made me gay.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00029400
Named Person: Esther Newton; Esther Newton; Esther Newton
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Newton
ISBN: 9780822381341 0822381346
OCLC Number: 654253185
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Short-listed for Lambda Literary Awards (Lesbian Studies) 2000
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 328 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword: The Butch Anthropologist Out in the Field / Judith Halberstam --
Foreword: On Being Different: An Appreciation / William L. Leap --
PART I: DRAG AND CAMP. From the Appendix to Mother Camp, Field Methods (1972). Role Models (1972) Preface to the Phoenix Edition of Mother Camp (1979). Theater: Gay Anti-Church: More Notes on Camp (1992 /1999). Dick(less) Tracy and the Homecoming Queen: Lesbian Power and Representation in Gay Male Cherry Grove (1996) --
PART II: LESBIAN-FEMINISM. High School Crack-up (1973). Marginal Woman/ Marginal Academic (1973). The Personal Is Political: Consciousness Raising and Personal Change in the Women's Liberation Movement (with Shirley Walton; 1971). Excerpt from Womenfriends (with Shirley Walton; 1976). Will the Real Lesbian Community Please Stand Up? (1982 /1998) --
PART III: BUTCH. The Misunderstanding: Toward a More Precise Sexual Vocabulary (with Shirley Walton; 1984). The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman (1984). Beyond Freud, Ken, and Barbie (1986). My Butch Career: A Memoir (1996) --
PART IV: QUEER ANTHROPOLOGY. DMS: The Outsider's Insider (1995). Too Queer for College: Notes on Homophobia (1987). An Open Letter to "Manda Cesara" (1984). Of Yams, Grinders, and Gays: The Anthropology of Homosexuality (1988). Lesbian and Gay Issues in Anthropology: Some Remarks to the Chairs of Anthropology Departments (1993). My Best Informant's Dress: The Erotic Equation in Fieldwork (1992).
Series Title: Series Q.
Responsibility: Esther Newton.


Chronicling the development of author's ideas from the excitement of early feminism in the 1960s to friendly critiques of queer theory in the 1990s, this book covers a range of topics such as why we  Read more...
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item


Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"This collection-an intellectual genealogy of Newton's work from the last 30 years-reveals the prescience and durability of her earliest writings. . . . Her newer pieces prove just as stimulating and Read more...

User-contributed reviews


Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.