9781479880584-1479880582-Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies (Intersections, 11)

Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies (Intersections, 11)

ISBN-13: 9781479880584
ISBN-10: 1479880582
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781479880584
ISBN-10: 1479880582
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: NYU Press
Format: Paperback 416 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies (Intersections, 11) comprising 416 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1479880582 and 9781479880584. Since then Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies (Intersections, 11) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.92 or rent at the marketplace.

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2016

Rural queer experience is often hidden or ignored, and presumed to be alienating, lacking, and incomplete without connections to a gay culture that exists in an urban elsewhere. Queering the Countryside offers the first comprehensive look at queer desires found in rural America from a genuinely multi-disciplinary perspective. 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. Queering the Countryside 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.” Contributors focus on a range of topics—some obvious, some delightfully unexpected—from the legacy of Matthew Shepard, to how heterosexuality is reproduced at the 4-H Club, to a look at sexual encounters at a truck stop, to a queer reading of TheWizard of Oz.





A journey into an unexplored slice of life in rural America, Queering the Countryside offers a unique perspective on queer experience in the modern United States and Canada.

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