Drag Queens and Liminality, 1993  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Harris, Christopher
Drag Queens and Liminality
0.02 linear feet
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Christopher Harris was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
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Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

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In this project I have done library research, interviews, and [illegible] to document the subculture of drag shows. The [illegible] is compiled and I attempt to apply the concepts of liminality and communitas. Author states that drag culture is an urban folkloric form that produces a [illegible] and transports its participants into a liminal space. He also asserts that most participants perform primarily for the "fun" of it. Collector interviews Erika Odessa and quotes Lypsinka and Baroness. Includes three photographs and bibliography.

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Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

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Container(s) Description
1 Master sheet
1 Project release form
1 Essay
1 Folklore texts
1 Interview transcript

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • counterculture
  • Drag queens
  • gender identity
  • homosexuality
  • Homosexuals
  • liminality
  • photographs
  • subculture
  • Personal Names :
  • Odessa, Erika
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project