TITLE

The dark side of camp

AUTHOR(S)
Cook, Gareth
PUB. DATE
September 1995
SOURCE
Washington Monthly;Sep95, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the darker side of `camp,' a term used in the United States to connote an affectation or appreciation of manners and tastes commonly thought to be outlandish, vulgar or banal. Description of the phenomenon by Susan Sontag in 1964; Gradual transition as a cultural mainstay; Examples; Underlying sense of nastiness and snobbery in its irony and detachment; Typical attitudes of the `camp' crowd; Social implications.
ACCESSION #
9509212525

 

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