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dc.contributor.advisorCalvin, James H. (James Halvorsen), 1958-en
dc.contributor.authorMueller, Mark A., 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued2004eng
dc.date.submitted2004 Fallen
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 30, 2006)en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (M.F.A) University of Missouri-Columbia 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Art.en_US
dc.description.abstractPerceptions 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.identifier.merlin.b55850376en_US
dc.identifier.otherMuellerM-112904-T63en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/4100
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2004 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2004 Theses
dc.subject.lcshGay cultureen_US
dc.subject.lcshHomosexuality in arten_US
dc.subject.lcshHomosexuality and arten_US
dc.titleUnderstanding gay culturesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArteng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.F.A.en_US


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