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By Sara Warner

opposed to queer theory's long-suffering romance with mourning and melancholia and a countrywide schedule that urges homosexuals to give up excitement in the event that they are looking to be taken heavily, Acts of Gaiety seeks to reanimate notions of "gaiety" as a political worth for LGBT activism by way of improving previous mirthful modes of political functionality. The e-book mines the information of lesbian-feminist activism of the 1960s–70s, highlighting the outrageous gaiety—including camp, kitsch, drag, guerrilla theater, zap activities, rallies, manifestos, pageants, and parades along "legitimate theater”-- on the heart of the social and theatrical performances of the period. Juxtaposing figures reminiscent of Valerie Solanas and Jill Johnston with more moderen performers and activists together with Hothead Paisan, complain and Animal, and the 5 Lesbian Brothers, Sara Warner indicates how reclaiming this principally discarded and disavowed prior elucidates percentages for being and belonging. Acts of Gaiety explores the together informing histories of gayness as politics and as joie de vivre, besides the centrality of liveliness to queer functionality and protest.

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