CAMP may stand for:
- Cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)
- Cathelicidin, or Cathelicidin antimicrobial peptide
- Campaign Against Marijuana Planting
- Central Atlantic Magmatic Province
- CAMP (company), an Italian manufacturer of climbing equipment
- CAMP (band), a Swiss indie rock band
- CAMP-phenomenon, a diagnostic method in microbiology, named after Christie, Atkins and Munch-Petersen
- Crash Avoidance Metrics Partnership
- Center for Advanced Molecular Photovoltaics
- CAMP (software), an introspection C++ library developed by Tegesoft
Other articles related to "camp":
... During World War II, Tonkawa was home to Camp Tonkawa, a Prisoner of War camp ... Camp Tonkawa remained in operation from August 30, 1943 to September 1, 1945 ...
... The words "camp" and "kitsch" are often used interchangeably both may relate to art, literature, music, or any object that carries an aesthetic value ... However, "kitsch" refers specifically to the work itself, whereas "camp" is a mode of performance ... Camp, as Susan Sontag observed, is always a way of consuming or performing culture "in quotation marks." However, Sontag also distinguishes the difference between "naive" and "deliberate" camp ...
... Camp derives from the French slang term se camper, meaning "to pose in an exaggerated fashion" ... The OED gives 1909 as the first print citation of camp as ostentatious, exaggerated, affected, theatrical effeminate or homosexual pertaining to, characteristic of, homosexuals ... So as a noun, ‘camp’ behaviour, mannerisms, et cetera ...
... Camp is an aesthetic sensibility that regards something as appealing or humorous because of its ridiculousness to the viewer ... The concept is related to kitsch, and things with camp appeal may also be described as being "cheesy" ... American writer Susan Sontag's essay Notes on "Camp" (1964) emphasised its key elements as artifice, frivolity, naïve middle-class pretentiousness, and ‘shocking’ excess ...
Famous quotes containing the word camp:
“Killers, huh? Id trade the pair of you for a good Camp Fire Girl.”
—Daniel Taradash (b. 1913)
“The Indians invited us to lodge with them, but my companion inclined to go to the log camp on the carry. This camp was close and dirty, and had an ill smell, and I preferred to accept the Indians offer, if we did not make a camp for ourselves; for, though they were dirty, too, they were more in the open air, and were much more agreeable, and even refined company, than the lumberers.... So we went to the Indians camp or wigwam.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Among the interesting thing in camp are the boys. You recollect the boy in Captain McIlraths company; we have another like unto him in Captain Woodwards. He ran away from Norwalk to Camp Dennison; went into the Fifth, then into the Guthries, and as we passed their camp, he was pleased with us, and now is a boy of the Twenty-third. He drills, plays officer, soldier, or errand boy, and is a curiosity in camp.”
—Rutherford Birchard Hayes (18221893)