publication . Article . 2017

Beyoncé’s Slay Trick: The Performance of Black Camp and its Intersectional Politics

Chatzipapatheodoridis Constantine;
Open Access
  • Published: 20 Dec 2017 Journal: Open Cultural Studies, volume 1, pages 406-416 (eissn: 2451-3474, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p> This article pays attention to African-American artist Beyonce Knowles and her performance of black camp. Beyonce’s stage persona and performances invite multiple ideological readings as to what pertains to her interpretation of gender, sexuality, and race. While cultural theory around the icon of Beyonce has focused on her feminist and racial politics as well as her politicization of the black female body, a queer reading applied from the perspective of camp performance will concentrate on the artist’s queer appeal and, most importantly, on her exposition of black camp, an intersection of feminist, racial and queer poe...
Subjects
free text keywords: Feminism, Politics, Sociology, Gender studies, Queer, beyonce knowles, black camp, race, performance, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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