Aug 08, 2012 · But Mr. Halperin can also be frank and funny, and he gets a lot of interesting utterances off his plate in “How to Be Gay.” The book can be a drag (in the non-gay sense) but is never a bore.
David Halperin, a pioneer of LGBTQ studies, dares to suggest that gayness is a specific way of being that gay men must learn from one another in order to become who they are.
“ David M. Halperin has written a monumental work… In detail, the book explores the emotional and personalized subjectivity in describing what is at the core of gay culture and the innermost feelings of what it is to be ‘gay.’ …It is Halperin’s intent to create a serious dialogue, though there are many smiles to be had at the same time, while absorbing the process.
David M. Halperin (born April 2, 1952) is an American theorist in the fields of gender studies, queer theory, critical theory, material culture and visual culture. He is the cofounder of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, and author of several books including Before Pastoral (1983) and One Hundred Years of Homosexuality (1990).
Aug 12, 2012 · It came out of a course «How to Be Gay 101» that garnered a lot of national attention when Halperin first offered it. He asks the tough questions that — given the psychopathological origins of many stereotypes about gay men — tread a dangerous line for gender and sexual politics.
Mar 31, 2014 · How To Be Gay is both enlightening and refreshing in the personal discovery of self or for lack of a better phrase, the perfect way to understand the how, what, where and why ‘to turn your inner-gay on.’–Bill Biss»Edge» (08/23/2012) David M. Halperin has written what might be called an archaeological study of gay culture.
How To Be Gay is both enlightening and refreshing in the personal discovery of self or for lack of a better phrase, the perfect way to understand the how, what, where and why ‘to turn your inner-gay on.’–Bill Biss»Edge» (08/23/2012) David M. Halperin has written what might be called an archaeological study of gay …
How To Be Gay – David Halperin David M Halperin. How To Be Gay. Belknap Press. Hardback. 978-0-674-06679-3. pp534. £25.95. To be published 30 th August 2012. This is a delightfully puzzling book. The author, David Halperin, originally a classical scholar is eminent in the field of queer studies and co-founder of the journal GLQ. And here, based on a course he taught for ten years, his focus is modern …
David Halperin has written an over-long book, more localised in its application than he seems fully to appreciate, about the aspects of being gay other than sexual choice.
Revamping the course as «How to Be Gay», Halperin eased the strain on their bubbly brains by dispensing with a bibliography and instead prescribing excerpts from a few campy movies.
Contrary to what conservatives feared back in 2000 when he taught his first course at the University of Michigan titled “How to Be Gay”, David Halperin does not have a “Straight to Sissy in Five Easy Steps” method of indoctrinating youths into the gay lifestyle.
These men, Halperin claims, were supposedly reformed out of identifying with strong-but-vulnerable heroines. An assertive identity politics should have empowered them to be legitimised and
Halperin is an openly gay University of Michigan professor who achieved notoriety in 2000 when his class “How to Be Gay: Male Homosexuality and Initiation” was included in …
Sep 07, 2012 · How To Be Gay by David M. Halperin. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. See all the pieces in this month’s Slate Book Review .