Masquerade and Identities: Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Marginality, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Masquerade and Identities

Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Marginality, 1st Edition

By Efrat Tseëlon

Routledge

204 pages

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Description

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PER000000
PERFORMING ARTS / General
PER011000
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies