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Author Tucker, Ricky, 1982- author.

Title And the category is... : inside New York's vogue, house, and ballroom community / Ricky Tucker.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    793.3809 TUC    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiv, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "An oral history and story-driven look inside New York's House-Ball Culture"-- Provided by publisher.
Ballroom, and the house/vogue system, is an underground subculture founded over a century ago by LQBTQ Black and Latinx people of Harlem. Creative, talent-laden, and intersectional, it transcends identity, serving as fearless response to the systemic marginalization of minority populations. Tucker reveals the complex cultural makeup and ongoing relevance of house and Ballroom, a space where trans lives have always been respected and applauded, and queer youth find safety, family, and acceptance. -- adapted from jacket
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Werk -- w/the Legendary Pony Zion and Benji Hart (Benji Ninja) -- Paris Is Burning, Americas Best Dance Crew, Pose, and Madonna and the art of appropriation -- ch. 2 Memory -- w/Lee Soulja -- Hidden figures and the history of having a ball -- Vogue Icon: Jose Xtravaganza -- ch. 3 Vogue -- w/Arturo Mugler -- Learning to vogue, the five elements, and getting your life -- ch. 4 The Children -- w/Jonovia Chase, Twiggy Pucci Garcon, Gia Love, Luna Luis Ortiz, Michael Roberson, Robert Sember, and LaLa Zannell -- Mothers, fathers, LGBTQ youth, and lost and found families -- Vogue Icon: Leiomy Maldonado -- ch. 5 Church -- w/MikeQ and Lee Soulja -- Clubs and balls as hallowed ground, house music as gospel, and the Theology of Vogue'ology -- Vogue Icon: Kia Labeija -- ch. 6 Realness -- w/Gia Love -- Walking categories, trans lives, and the unexpected prevalence of gender norms within the Ballroom scene -- Vogue Icon: PonyZion -- ch. 7 Body -- w/Luna Luis Ortiz, LaLa Zannell, and Gia Love -- Black trans bodies, body sponsorship, and resolving the trauma in our bodies -- Afterword My Two Gay Dads -- w/Michael Roberson and Robert Sember -- The trappings of the not-for-profit industrial complex, 2020 vision, cosmology, astrology, and theology, the future of Ballroom -- and giving it up to the Universe.
Subject Drag balls -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
African American sexual minorities -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Sexual minorities -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9780807003480 (hardcover)
0807003484 (hardcover)

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