Esther Newton

Esther Newton

Esther Newton is an American cultural anthropologist best known for her pioneering work on the ethnography of lesbian and gay communities in the United States. Newton was born in New York. She studied history at the University of Michigan and received her BA with distinction in 1962 before starting graduate work in anthropology at the University of Chicago under David M. Schneider. Her PhD dissertation, "The drag queens; a study in urban anthropology", examined the experiences, social interactions, and culture of drag queens, or men who dressed and performed as women in various kinds of theatrical settings or as an expression/performance of their sexual identity. Later ... more on Wikipedia

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