Gay Semiotics

Hal Fischer


Edition : First / San Francisco / NFS Press / 1977 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to, 56pp. Numerous Black & White plates. A little wear to covers.

Cult classic. Superb book on the signifiers of homosexuality. Lots of pictures and diagrams of where handkerchiefs, earrings go, colour codings, keys. Archetypes i.e. leathermen, the urbane, cowboys, retro people, street queers in a variety of guises, military guys etc. Very brilliant. Cited in Parr/Badger vol.3 if that type of thing floats your boat, but really, as a book it’s more than strong enough to stand on it’s own 2 legs.

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