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Out in the South

Author: C L Barney Dews; Carolyn Leste Law
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2001.
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Examines the power of traditional Southern attitudes toward race and religion, and consider the "don't ask, don't tell" attitude about homosexuality in some communities. This title shows how gay  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: C L Barney Dews; Carolyn Leste Law
ISBN: 1566398134 9781566398138 1566398142 9781566398145
OCLC Number: 43885462
Description: vi, 243 p. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I : claiming queer space in a hostile place. Emmett's story : Russell County, Alabama / Joseph Beam ; Out in the mountains : exploring lesbian and gay lives / Kate Black and Marc A. Rhorer ; Claiming space in the South : a conversation among members of Asian/Pacific Islander Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Network of Atlanta / Patti Duncan ; Women's festivals on the front lines / Bonnie J. Morris ; Race and gay community in Southern Town / David Knapp Whittier --
Part II : striking out/striking back. Leaving the Confederate closet / Bonnie R. Strickland ; Black gay men and white gay men : a less than perfect union / Charles I. Nero ; Same difference : my southern queer stories / Donna Smith ; Tennessee Williams doesn't live here anymore : hypocrisy, paradox, and homosexual panic in the New/Old South / James R. Keller --
Part III : representing queer lives in public space. Greetings from out here : southern lesbians and gays bear witness to the public secret / R. Bruce Brasell ; Looking for a city : the ritual and politics of ethnography / Edward R. Gray --
From Southern Baptist belle to butch (and beyond) / Laura Milner ; "Lines I dare" : southern lesbian writing / Mab Segrest ; Myth and reality : the story of gay people in the South / Jim Grimsley ; Afterword / Carlos L. Dews.
Responsibility: edited by Carlos L. Dews and Carolyn Leste Law.

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"Out in the South creates an amazing and long awaited dialogue between 'The South' and queer voices, the two estranged stepchildren of academics. In this collection of largely personal essays and Read more...

 
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