queer, LGBTQ, drag, sociology
Gender and Sexuality | Sociology
A sociological study of the Grand Rapids drag scene. From the history of drag representation on screen to the future of drag, drag performance is evaluated. Interviews of local drag performers are conducted in order to learn their opinions on the newfound mainstream popularity of drag, namely RuPaul’s Drag Race. The breadth of identities, passions, and misconceptions surrounding drag are thoroughly explored and analyzed.
Shanley, Sydney, "Drag Performers vs RuPaul's Drag Race: A Sociological Study" (2019). Honors Projects. 739.