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Out in the country : youth, media, and queer visibility in rural America

Author: Mary L Gray
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Wal-Mart drag parties to renegade Homemaker's Clubs, Out in the Countryoffers an unprecedented contemporary account of the lives of today's rural queer youth. Mary L. Gray maps out the experiences of young people living in small towns across rural Kentucky and along its desolate Appalachian borders, providing a fascinating and often surprising look at the contours of gay life beyond the big city. Gray  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary L Gray
ISBN: 9780814731925 0814731929 9780814731932 0814731937
OCLC Number: 276816845
Description: xiv, 279 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface : Never met a stranger --
Introduction : There are no queers here --
Part I: Queers here? Recognizing the familiar stranger. Unexpected activists : homemakers club and gay teens at the local library ; School fight! : local struggles over national advocacy strategies ; From Wal-Mart to websites : out in public --
Part II: Queering realness. Online profiles : remediating the coming-out story ; To be real : transidentification on the discovery channel ; Conclusion : visibility out in the country --
Epilogue : You got to fight for your right... to marry? --
Appendix : Methods, ad-hoc ethics, and the politics of sexuality studies.
Series Title: Intersections (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Mary L. Gray.

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From Wal-Mart drag parties to renegade Homemaker's Clubs, this book offers a contemporary account of the lives of rural queer youth. It maps out the experiences of young people living in small towns  Read more...

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"Out in the Country promises to excite and ignite our critical imaginations as it pushes us to reckon with the complexity of queer lives away from the urban spotlight. Gray has done a stupendous job Read more...

 
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