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The Queens' English : the LGBTQIA+ dictionary of lingo and colloquial phrases  Cover Image Book Book

The Queens' English : the LGBTQIA+ dictionary of lingo and colloquial phrases

Davis, Chloe O. (author.).


Summary: "The Queens' English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York's underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today's celebration of RuPaul's Drag Race. The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don't quite know how to use "kiki," "polysexual," or "transmasculine" in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more." --

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593135006
  • ISBN: 0593135008
  • Physical Description: print
    334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Sexual minorities Dictionaries
Sexual minorities History
Sexual minorities Identity
Sexual minorities
Sexual minorities Identity
Genre: Dictionaries.

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  • 6 / 9 copies available at PINES (Show)
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