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The un-natural state : Arkansas and the queer South

Author: Brock Thompson
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a study of gay and lesbian life in Arkansas in the twentieth century, a deft weaving together of Arkansas history, dozens of oral histories, and Brock Thompson's own story.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Thompson, Brock, 1977-
Un-natural state
(DLC) 2010022422
(OCoLC)635457665
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brock Thompson
ISBN: 9781610754439 1610754433
OCLC Number: 868580676
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 247 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Powder-puff --
Drag and the politics of performance --
Drag in the daylight --
Rags to drag riches --
The current reigning symbol of excellence --
A crime unfit to be named --
The ingredients of offense --
Race, sex, and queer renegotiated --
Redefinition --
Public and private prejudice --
Constructing a gay life --
Creating space, separating the self --
Losing space, separating identities --
Mansion on the hill --
Economic opportunity and the queer community --
And then she came --
Epilogue: queer comes home.
Other Titles: Unnatural state
Responsibility: Brock Thompson.

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."..may be the most important recent study of the state's past." --"Arkansas Historical Quarterly", Autumn 2011 "Thompson's book is of vital importance for all historians and queer scholars alike." Read more...

 
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