Gay Skins Class, Masculinity and Queer Appropriation
- List Price: $69.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
- Publish date: 09/01/1996
- ISBN: 9780304333233
- ISBN10: 0304333239
Through accounts from straight skinhead subculture, contemporary news coverage, subcultural theories and the memories of gay skins in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Healy puts the boot into those myths of masculinity and challenges assumptions about class, queerness and real men. Tracing the historical development of the gay skin from 1968, he assesses what gay men have done to the hardest cult of them all -- and how it has transformed the gay scene.