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- DescriptionThe metropolis has been the near exclusive focus of queer scholars and queer cultures in America. Asking us to look beyond the cities on the coasts, Scott Herring draws a new map, tracking how rural queers have responded to this myopic mindset. Interweaving a wide range of disciplines-art, media, literature, performance, and fashion studies-he develops an extended critique of how metrormativity saturates LGBTQ politics, artwork, and criticism. To counter this ideal, he offers a vibrant theory of queer anti-urbanism that refuses to dismiss the rural as a cultural backwater. Impassioned and provocative, Ather Country expands the possibilities of queer studies beyond its city limits. Herring leads his readers from faeries in the rural Midwest to photographs of white supremacists in the deep South, from Roland Barthes's obsession with Parisian fashion to a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel set in the Appalachian Mountains, and from cubist paintings in Lancaster County to lesbian separatist communes on the rthern California coast. The result is an entirely original account of how queer studies can-and should-get to ather country.
- Author BiographyScott Herring teaches in the Department of English at Indiana University. He is the author of Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History.
- Author(s)Scott Herring
- PublisherNew York University Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2010
- SubjectSex & Sexuality
- Series TitleSexual Cultures
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew York University Press
- Content Note37 illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
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