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Author Brown, Elspeth H., 1961- author.

Title Work! : a queer history of modeling / Elspeth H. Brown.

Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2019.


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Description xviii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "From the artist's model to the photographic model : containing sexuality in the early twentieth century -- Race, sexuality, and the 1920s stage model -- Queering interwar fashion : photographers, models, and the queer production of the "look" -- Black models and the invention of the US "Negro market," 1945-1960 -- "You've got to be real" : constructing femininity in the long 1970s.
Summary From the haute couture runways of Paris and New York and editorial photo shoots for glossy fashion magazines to reality television, models have been a ubiquitous staple of twentieth- and twenty-first-century American consumer culture. In 'Work!' Elspeth H. Brown traces the history of modeling from the advent of photographic modeling in the early twentieth century to the rise of the supermodel in the 1980s. Brown outlines how the modeling industry sanitized and commercialized models' sex appeal in order to elicit and channel desire into buying goods. She shows how this new form of sexuality-whether exhibited in the Ziegfeld Follies girls' performance of Anglo-Saxon femininity or in African American models' portrayal of black glamour in the 1960s-became a central element in consumer capitalism and a practice that has always been shaped by queer sensibilities. By outlining the paradox that queerness lies at the center of capitalist heteronormativity and telling the largely unknown story of queer models and photographers, Brown offers an out of the ordinary history of twentieth-century American culture and capitalism.
Subject Photography of women -- Social aspects -- United States.
Fashion photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Commercial photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Models (Persons) -- United States.
Women in popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Femininity in popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Sex in advertising -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Queer theory.
Commercial photography. (OCoLC)fst00869562
Fashion photography. (OCoLC)fst00921655
Femininity in popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01200490
Models (Persons) (OCoLC)fst01024387
Queer theory. (OCoLC)fst01739572
Sex in advertising. (OCoLC)fst01114455
Women in popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01177953
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Queer history of modeling
ISBN 9781478000334 paperback ; alkaline paper
1478000333 paperback ; alkaline paper
9781478000266 hardcover ; alkaline paper
1478000260 hardcover ; alkaline paper
9781478002147 ebook

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