9781439909980-1439909989-Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America (Sexuality Studies)

Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America (Sexuality Studies)

ISBN-13: 9781439909980
ISBN-10: 1439909989
Author: Johnson, Colin R.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781439909980
ISBN-10: 1439909989
Author: Johnson, Colin R.
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Temple University Press
Format: Paperback 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Johnson, Colin R. wrote Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America (Sexuality Studies) comprising 264 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1439909989 and 9781439909980. Since then Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural America (Sexuality Studies) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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. 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.

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