Priscilla Fights Back: The Politicization of Camp Subculture

  title={Priscilla Fights Back: The Politicization of Camp Subculture},
  author={Gilad Padva},
  journal={Journal of Communication Inquiry},
  pages={216 - 243}
  • G. Padva
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Art
  • Journal of Communication Inquiry
Camp, as queer creation and manifestation, objects to the stigmatization that marks the unnatural, extraordinary, perverse, sick, inefficient, dangerous, and freakish. As political counterculture, it is much more than a mode of aestheticism or worship of the artifice. By celebrating its extravagance, carnival, stylized eroticism, masquerade, and colorful kitsch and mimicry, camp provides a different perspective that provokes heteronormative gender roles and codes of visibility and behavior. It… 
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