More Man Than You'll Ever Be!: Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America (Midland Book)
More Man Than You'll Ever Be!: Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America (Midland Book)
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More Man Than You'll Ever Be!: Gay Folklore and Acculturation in Middle America (Midland Book)

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Call NumberHQ 76.2.U5 G661 1989
Sub-CollectionReference Collection
Dates1989
Statement of ResponsibilityBob Mizer Foundation, Inc.
Creators & ContributorsJoseph P. Goodwin (has as author)
Joseph P. Goodwin (has as author)
SummaryNo one is brought up to be gay. Lacking the formal support systems―families, schools, churches―gay men rely on their folklore in interacting with one another and to relieve the pressures of belonging to a stigmatized group. Jokes and other forms of humor, language, and personal experience narratives help gay men to identify and communicate with one another―even in straight settings. More Man than You'll Ever Be explores the uses of gay men's folklore. Whether funny or sad, poignant or shocking, each story and joke contains messages, sometimes surprising ones. Goodwin decodes some of these messages to help us understand not only the gay subculture but also ourselves.
Physical Description 144 pages
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherIndiana University Press
RecognitionGifted by Trent Dunphy and Robert Mainardi of The Magazine