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dc.contributor.advisorReynolds, Ann Morris
dc.creatorCampbell, Andrew Raymond, 1982-en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T22:10:47Zen
dc.date.issued2012-12en
dc.date.submittedDecember 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/29699en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractBound Together elucidates how gay and lesbian leather communities, in the years between 1966 and 1984, contested and expanded fungible notions of sex, community, and history, mostly through material and visual cultural systems: dress codes such as the hanky code, architectural spaces (bars, bathhouses, private clubs), garments, posters, advertisements, newsletters, films, and performances. In examining visual and material cultures, procedures of archival research, as well as the physical states of key archives associated with historic gay and lesbian leather communities, this dissertation opens out a discussion of a set of visual documents and terms rarely considered within the discipline of art history, or academia at large. Through rigorous rhetorical experimentation Bound Together seeks to propose new ways of writing histories. Long and short chapters are interpolated, telescoping between historical leather communities and key works of contemporary art which reformat 1970s documents and visual sources. Jean Luc-Nancy’s conception of “being-with,” a state of coterminous existence that lies at the foundation of being and subjecthood, provides an ideal framework for coming to terms with the challenges of writing leather histories. Nancy’s notion is one that privileges mutual and relational difference. The structure of Bound Together works similarly, building a set of differential modes of viewing, analyzing and writing. In this way I wish to, in the words of Tilottama Rajan, use “history as the condition for an internal distanciation and for self-reflection on what we do,” and to furthermore present alternatives to a discipline’s often “routinized, even commodified […] repeatable techniques.”en
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dc.subjectJoey Yaleen
dc.subjectL.A. plays itselfen
dc.subjectHanky codeen
dc.subjectGolden showersen
dc.subjectViola Johnsonen
dc.subjectThick historyen
dc.subjectArt historyen
dc.subjectQueer studiesen
dc.subjectLeather communitiesen
dc.subjectVisual cultureen
dc.subjectJean-Luc Nancyen
dc.subjectBeing-withen
dc.subjectSadomasochismen
dc.subjectContemporary arten
dc.subjectChristian Holstaden
dc.subjectDean Sameshimaen
dc.subjectAK Burnsen
dc.subjectAL Steineren
dc.subjectMonica Majolien
dc.subjectTom of Finlanden
dc.subjectSamoisen
dc.subjectFred Halsteden
dc.titleBound together : being-with gay and lesbian leather communities and visual cultures, 1966-1984en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2015-05-05T22:10:47Zen
dc.description.departmentArt Historyen
thesis.degree.departmentArt Historyen
thesis.degree.disciplineArt Historyen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen


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