Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover

Title RuPaul's drag race and philosophy : sissy that thought / edited by Hendrik Kempt and Megan Volpert ; [with a foreword by Kate Bornstein].

Publication Info. Chicago : Open Court, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.4572 RUP    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiii, 239 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Popular culture and philosophy ; volume 129
Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 129.
Note "This book has not been prepared, authorized, or endorsed by the creators or producers of RuPaul's drag race"--Front cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218) and index.
Summary As RuPaul has said, this is the Golden Age of Drag and that's chiefly the achievement of RuPaul's Drag Race, which in its eleventh year is more popular than ever, and has now become fully mainstream in its appeal. The show has an irresistible allure for folks of all persuasions and proclivities. Yet serious or philosophical discussion of its exponential success has been rare. Now at last we have RuPaul's Drag Race and Philosophy, shining the light on all dimensions of this amazing phenomenon: theories of gender construction and identity, interpretations of RuPaul's famous quotes and phrases, the paradoxes of reality shows, the phenomenology of the drag queen, and how the fake becomes the truly authentic.
Contents Foreword / Kate Bornstein -- On philosophers and drag queens / Hendrik Kempt and Megan Volpert -- Part One. Category Is . . . Speak, Think, Read, Werk : 1. RuPaul is a better Warhol / Megan Volpert -- 2. Reading is fundamental / Lucy McDonald -- 3. What should a queen do? / Marta Szajder -- 4. Is it immoral to read someone to filth? / Rutger Birnie -- Part Two. Category Is . . . The Reality of It All : 5. RuPaul versus Zarathustra / Alice and Julie Van der Wielen -- 6. Looking for Realness / Dawn R. Gilpin and Peter Nagy -- 7. The sublime sabotage of the inner saboteur / Sandra Ryan -- 8. Playing with glitter / Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Mariana Zarate and Leonardo Acosta Lando -- Part Three. Category Is . . . 'Drag Race' Family Values : 9. Another wig underneath / Anneliese Cooper -- 10. And the rest is drag? / Oliver Norman -- 11. Lip sync for your life / Guilel Treiber -- 12. The importance of being fabulous / Holly Onclin -- Part Three. Category Is . . . Learning from the Queens : 13. The origins of self-love / Anna Marie Fennell -- 14. And you want some privacy? You better work / Alice Fox -- 15. Fire WERK with me / Carolina Are -- 16. Death becomes her / Hendrik Kempt -- Bibliography -- Trading cards : Philosophers as drag queens.
Subject RuPaul's drag race (Television program : 2009- )
RuPaul, 1960-
Television programs -- Philosophy.
Drag shows -- Philosophy.
Added Author Kempt, Hendrik, editor.
Volpert, Megan A., editor.
ISBN 9780812694789 paperback
0812694783 paperback

Available items only