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by Colin R. Johnson

eBook Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America (Sexuality Studies) epub
  • ISBN: 1439909970
  • Author: Colin R. Johnson
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Temple University Press (June 14, 2013)
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • ePUB size: 1101 kb
  • FB2 size 1197 kb
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Most studies of lesbian and gay history focus on urban environments. Yet gender and sexual diversity were anything but rare in nonmetropolitan areas in the first half of the twentieth century

Colin Johnson’s pioneering book argues that the way we think about modern lesbian, gay and queer .

Colin Johnson’s pioneering book argues that the way we think about modern lesbian, gay and queer identity forms a kind of metro-chauvinism. To be urban is, of course, to be urbane, and hence procuring laissez-faire permission to be queer.

Just Queer Folks book. Just Queer Folks explores the seldom-discussed history of same-sex intimacy and gender nonconformity in rural and small-town America during a period when the now familiar concepts of Most studies of lesbian and gay history focus on urban environments. Yet gender and sexual diversity were anything but rare in nonmetropolitan areas in the first half of the twentieth century.

This important book shows that, in addition to the spaces of Main Street, rural LGBT youth explore . Out in the Countryis a timely and groundbreaking study of sexuality and gender, new media, youth culture, and the meaning of identity and social movements in a digital age. View.

This important book shows that, in addition to the spaces of Main Street, rural LGBT youth explore and carve out online spaces to fashion their emerging queer identities. Their triumphs and travails defy clear distinctions often drawn between online and offline experiences of identity, fundamentally redefining our understanding of the term 'queer visibility' and its political stakes. Midwest or Lesbian? Gender, Rurality, and Sexuality.

Just Queer Folks embraces the "distrust of identity as an analytical category" (17) and historically examines discourses that led to the " of rural America (3). The first part of the book disabuses readers of the idea that rural places are naturally more prone to heteronormativity. Chapter 1 looks at discourses from . agriculture that informs eugenics, hence the production of sexual knowledge, in the 1910s and 1920s.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Just Queer Folks explores the seldom-discussed history of same-sex intimacy and gender nonconformity in rural and small-town America during a period when the now familiar concepts of heterosexuality and homosexuality were just beginning to take shape. Eschewing the notion that identity is always the best measure of what can be known about gender and sexuality, Colin R. Johnson argues instead for a queer historicist approach.

Queer individuals in rural areas, as in many other places, face discrimination and violence. Queering the countryside : new frontiers in rural queer studies. Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. In small rural areas, perpetrators and victims are typically both known to the surrounding community. Gray, Mary ., Johnson, Colin . 1974-, Gilley, Brian Joseph, 1972-.

Uncovering the history of gender and sexual nonconformity in rural .

Uncovering the history of gender and sexual nonconformity in rural America during the first half of the twentieth century. Section I. 1 Life Science: The Agrarian Origins of American Sexuality. 2 Town and Country: Country Life and the Nationalization of Middle-Class Morality. Colin R. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor of American Studies, History, and Human Biology at Indiana University, Bloomington. Filling a notable scholarly gap, Just Queer Folks appropriately critiques the almost unilateral urban focus of most scholarship on queer life in America. But it does much more.

Colin Johnson, Colin R Johnson. ductionSection I1 Life Science: The Agrarian Origins of American Sexuality2 Town and Country: Country Life and the Nationalization of Middle-Class MoralitySection II3 Casual Sex: Homosociality, Homosexuality, and the Itinerant Working Poor4 Community Standards: Village Mentality and the Queer Eccentric5 Camp Life: The Queer History of Manhood in the Civilian Conservation Corps6 Hard Women: Rural Women and. Female n: Mansfield, yIndex.

Most studies of lesbian and gay history focus on urban environments. Yet gender and sexual diversity were anything but rare in nonmetropolitan areas in the first half of the twentieth century. Just Queer Folks explores the seldom-discussed history of same-sex intimacy and gender nonconformity in rural and small-town America during a period when the now familiar concepts of heterosexuality and homosexuality were only just beginning to take shape. Eschewing the notion that identity is always the best measure of what can be known about gender and sexuality, Colin R. Johnson argues instead for a queer historicist approach. In so doing, he uncovers a startlingly unruly rural past in which small-town eccentrics, "mannish" farm women, and cross-dressing Civilian Conservation Corps enrolees were often just queer folks so far as their neighbours were concerned. Written with wit and verve, Just Queer Folks upsets a whole host of contemporary commonplaces, including the notion that queer history is always urban history. Colin R. Johnson is Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor of American Studies, History, and Human Biology at Indiana University Bloomington.
Comments: (3)
The Sinners from Mitar
A good solid read, though some of it feels repetitive if you've read other pieces of queer history (I literally just finished portions of Jack Halberstam's In a Queer Time and Place which makes the argument about the urban-centric focus on queer communities really not look as fresh as it might have otherwise.) The best chapters in my opinion were the chapter on "hard women" (chapter six) and the chapter about community policing or non-policing (chapter four.) Those were the chapters were Johnson's point about pushing queer historiography were really most obvious and challenging. Otherwise it was... fine? I enjoyed the chapter about the CCC in the same way I love all stories about drag shows in male homosocial spaces, but I didn't find it particularly groundbreaking. But I did leave it grateful that I had read it, so I think that is worth something (hence the four stars.)
Munimand
Exactly what I wanted
Vichredag
Pretty good. More academic than I expected, but still good. Not so much out there when it comes to rural LGBT people, so glad I found it!
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