Masquerade, both literal and metaphorical, is now a central concept on many disciplines. This timely volume explores and revisits the role of disguise in constructing, expressing and representing marginalised identities, and in undermining easy distinctions between 'true' identity and artifice. The book is interdisciplinary in approach, spanning a diverse range of cultures and narrative voices. It provides provocative and nuanced ways of thinking about masquerade as a tool for construction, and a tool for critique. The essays interrogate such themes as: *mask and carnival *fetish fashion *stigma of illegitimacy *femininity as masquerade *lesbian masks *cross-dressing in Jewish folk theatre *the mask in seventeenth and eighteenth century London and nineteenth century France *the voice as mask.All of these items have also been incorporated into the female fashion vocabulary and are frequently featured in fashion magazines, ... Mark Thompsona#39;s book, Leatherfolk: Radical Sex, People, Politics, and Practice captions one photograph: ... Within the subculture of consensual and commercial S/M, the vast majority of men seek to play the role of a#39;slavesa#39;, especially a#39;domestic slavesa#39;. In the land of Fem-Dom (Female Domination), these men pay large sums of money to cross- dressanbsp;...
|Title||:||Masquerade and Identities|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2003-08-29|