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Understanding gay cultures

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dc.contributor.advisor Calvin, James H. (James Halvorsen), 1958- en Mueller, Mark A., 1965- en_US 2010-01-06T21:12:43Z 2010-01-06T21:12:43Z 2004 eng 2004 Fall en
dc.identifier.other MuellerM-112904-T63 en_US
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 30, 2006) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Vita. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.F.A) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art. en_US
dc.description.abstract Perceptions of gay culture have changed dramatically over the last century. Before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, mainstream society chose not to acknowledge the existence of a gay sub-culture. The photographic works of Brassï provide evidence of a culture that hid from view. After the Stonewall Riots and the emergence of the gay liberation movement, artists such as Robert Mapplethorpe reacted to the negative perceptions of homosexuality by creating aggressive, shocking works that emphasized the distinctions and differences of gay culture from mainstream society. Since the 1990's however, a greater acceptance of alternative lifestyles has prevailed and changed perceptions of homosexuality. These perceptions include the idea that many similarities exist between homosexual and heterosexual culture. The thesis work provides examples of the artist's intention to create sculpture that investigates the common humanity of homosexual and heterosexual culture in order to foster a greater understanding and tolerance of a gay life. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2004 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gay culture en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality in art en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality and art en_US
dc.title Understanding gay cultures en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Art eng University of Missouri--Columbia eng M.F.A. en_US Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b55850376 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2004 Theses

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