‘Butch Queens Up in Pumps’ Reviewed in Lambda Literary Review

by Meredith Kahn on March 11, 2014

Cover: Butch Queens Up in Pumps Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in DetroitComparative Literature scholar Chase Dimock recently reviewed Marlon M. Bailey’s Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit in the Lambda Literary Review. Dimock praises Bailey’s Butch Queens as a rigorous piece of scholarship, and notes that the book treats its subjects with respect and care, reading “personally and emotionally in a way that few academic studies achieve” thanks to Bailey’s personal experiences and involvement in Detroit Ballroom culture. Read the full review online.

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