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Title Queering the countryside : new frontiers in rural queer studies / edited by Mary L. Gray, Colin R. Johnson and Brian J. Gilley.
Publication New York : New York University Press, [2016]
Description vii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Call # 306.766 Q
Series Intersections: transdisciplinary perspectives on genders and sexualities
Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-377) and index.
Summary "This collection of original essays confronts the assumption that queer desires depend upon urban life for meaning. By considering rural queer life, the contributors challenge readers to explore queer experiences in ways that give greater context and texture to modern practices of identity formation. The book's focus on understudied rural spaces throws into relief the overemphasis of urban locations and structures in the current political and theoretical work on queer sexualities and genders. It highlights the need to rethink notions of 'the closet' and 'coming out' and the characterizations of non-urban sexualities and genders as 'isolated' and in need of 'outreach'"--Provided by publisher.
Contents New archives, new epistemologies. Out back home : an exploration of LGBT identities and community in rural Nova Scotia, Canada / Kelly Baker -- Horatio Alger's queer frontier / Geoffrey W. Bateman ; Sherwood Anderson's "shadowy figure" : rural masculinity in the modernizing Midwest / Andy Oler ; A classroom in the barnyard : reproducing heterosexuality in interwar American 4-H / Gabriel N. Rosenberg -- The rural turn : considering cartographies of race and class. The waiting arms of Gold Street : Manuel Munoz's Faith Healer of Olive Avenue and the problem of the scaffold imaginary / Mary Pat Brady ; Snorting the powder of life : transgender migration in the land of Oz / Lucas Crawford ; Outside forces : black southern sexuality / LaToya E. Eaves -- Back and forth : rural queer life in circulation and transition. "We are here for you" : the It Gets Better project, queering rural space, and cultivating queer media literacy / Mark Hain ; Queer interstates : cultural geography and social contact in Kansas City Trucking Co. and El Paso Wrecking Corp. / Ryan Powell ; Epistemology of the bunkhouse : lusty lumberjacks and the sexual pedagogy of the woods / Peter Hobbs ; Rethinking the closet : queer life in rural geographies / Katherine Schweighofer ; In plain(s) sight : rural LGBTQ women and the politics of visibility / Carly Thomsen -- Bodies of evidence : methodologies and their discontents. (Dis)locating queer citizenship : imaging rurality in Matthew Shepard's memory / E. Cram ; Queering the American frontier : finding queerness and sexual difference in late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century Colorado / Robin Henry ; Digital oral history and the limits of gay sex / John Howard ; Queer rurality and the materiality of time / Stina Soderling.
Subject Rural gay men.
Rural lesbians.
Country life.
Sociology, Rural.
Homosexuality -- Study and teaching.
Country life. (OCoLC)fst00881405
Homosexuality -- Study and teaching. (OCoLC)fst01941279
Rural gay men. (OCoLC)fst01101643
Rural lesbians. (OCoLC)fst01101722
Sociology, Rural. (OCoLC)fst01123947
Addl. Author Gray, Mary L., editor.
Johnson, Colin R., 1974- editor.
Gilley, Brian Joseph, 1972- editor.
Alt Title New frontiers in rural queer studies
ISBN 1479880582 (pbk.) :
9781479880584 (pbk.) :
1479830771 (hbk.)
9781479830770 (hbk.)
Standard # 40025794508

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