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dc.contributor.advisorYounger, Jay
dc.contributor.authorCook, Ray
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T03:57:06Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T03:57:06Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/367787
dc.description.abstractIn the last three decades gays have become increasingly mainstream. Gay representations are now commonplace in the popular media. Money Up Front and No Kissing asks how an interpretation of this legitimacy might be enhanced by creative practice. This study blends critical theory dialectics, practice led research methods and the elastic gay idiom of camp to situate the tacitly felt sensations that attend the phenomenon into a cognitively understood, coherent contextual framework. The study begins with Australian queer culture theorist, Dennis Altman’s 1982 observation of a ‘new homosexual’ emerging in the decade after the birth of the gay rights movement. It traces a relationship between gays and the market developing at the same time as the rise of neoliberalism’s cultural logic in which the marketplace was increasingly seen as the most effective arena to enact social decision making. Gay legitimacy is popularly framed in terms of teleological social progress but this study implicates the market in the redistribution of prejudice away from gays to provide access to resources for market expansion. A new millennial formation of gay consciousness has meant the subsidence of the generation that preceded it. This study aims to use performance and photography to shed light on the lived dimensions of that displacement as the values of the socially liberal generation that experienced the trauma of the AIDS years are supplanted by those of a new generation in tune with, and unconflicted by the ideologies and imperatives of neoliberal culture.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherGriffith Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.copyrightThe author owns the copyright in this thesis, unless stated otherwise.en_US
dc.subject.keywordsGay legitimacyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCamp arten_US
dc.subject.keywordsCross gender in performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCross gender in photographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGay rights in performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsGay rights movementen_US
dc.subject.keywordsNeoliberalismen_US
dc.titleMoney Up Front and No Kissingen_US
dc.typeGriffith thesisen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education and Lawen_US
gro.description.notepublicIn order to comply with copyright some images have been removed.en_US
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gro.identifier.gurtIDgu1443155719231en_US
gro.thesis.degreelevelThesis (PhD Doctorate)en_US
gro.thesis.degreeprogramDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US
gro.departmentQueensland College of Arten_US


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