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camp culture


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(Adult / Slang)
Or: camp , a satiric form of humor by poking a jocular finger at one's oppressions and frustrations, by exaggerating or parodying stereotypes and social conventions.


(1) Robert T. Francoeur. The Complete Dictionary of Sexology : ' A complex set of gay affectations in dress, personal manner, style, language, and humor, all marked by exaggeration, insult, extravagance, and a satiric sense of the ludicrous and the artificiality of social convention, both gay and straight. In some large urban settings, camp is a life-style enjoyed for its fast-paced sophistication by both gay and nongay individuals.'

(2) Susan Sontag. Notes on Camp (1964): ' The hallmark of Camp is the spirit of extravagance.'

(3) Bruce Rodgers. The Queens' Vernacular (1972): ' Camp is burlesque, fun, an ability to poke a jocular finger at one's own frustrations and guffaw at the struggles of other pathetics, homosexuals or famous, influential people.'

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