Vested Interests

Cross-dressing and Cultural Anxiety

By Marjorie Garber

© 1998 – Routledge

456 pages

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pub: 1997-11-25
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About the Book

Beginning with the bold claim, "There can be no culture without the transvestite," Marjorie Garber explores the nature and significance of cross-dressing and of the West's recurring fascination with it. Rich in anecdote and insight, Vested Interests offers a provocative and entertaining view of our ongoing obsession with dressing up--and with the power of clothes.

Reviews

"Vested Interests is a political and emotional gold mine--beautifully illustrated, and written with wit, style, and with obvious love for the subject. Could you ask for more?." -- Kate Bornstein, Lambda Book Report

". . . erudite and exhilaratingly well-argued . . . her [Garber's] argument is both intricate and persuasive." -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett, The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

Director of the Humanities Center at Harvard

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies