Camp Humor Among Gay Men, 1991

Overview of the Collection

Clifton, Denise
Camp Humor Among Gay Men
0.02 linear feet
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Denise Clifton 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: 5413463925
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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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The hypothesis of this project is that self-mocking camp humor among gay men functions as a coping mechanism to deal with oppression from a mainstream, homophobic society. Collector observed and recorded two gay men as they looked through and commende on various tabloids. Informants remarkes noted in four categories: refereing to women, to men, regarding fashion, or addressing each other.

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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

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Subject Terms

  • Homosexual men
  • gays
  • jokes
  • stereotyping

Personal Names

  • Anonymous

Geographical Names

  • Eugene (Or.)

Form or Genre Terms

  • Fieldwork project