By Mary L. Gray
Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize for impressive Monograph from the Society of Lesbian and homosexual Anthropologists
Winner of the 2010 unusual ebook Award from the yankee Sociological organization, Sociology of Sexualities Section
Winner of the 2010 Congress Inaugural Qualitative Inquiry publication Award Honorable Mention
From Wal-Mart drag events to renegade Homemaker’s golf equipment, Out within the Country bargains an exceptional modern account of the lives of today’s rural queer adolescence. Mary L. grey maps out the studies of youth dwelling in small cities throughout rural Kentucky and alongside its desolate Appalachian borders, offering a desirable and infrequently spectacular examine the contours of homosexual lifestyles past the large urban. grey illustrates that, opposed to a backdrop of an more and more impoverished and privatized rural the US, LGBT early life and their allies visibly—and usually vibrantly—work the bounds of the general public areas on hand to them, no matter if of their excessive colleges, public libraries, city corridor conferences, church buildings, or via web content. this crucial ebook indicates that, as well as the areas of major highway, rural LGBT early life discover and carve out on-line areas to type their rising queer identities. Their triumphs and travails defy transparent differences frequently drawn among on-line and offline studies of id, essentially redefining our knowing of the time period ‘queer visibility’ and its political stakes. grey combines ethnographic perception with incisive cultural critique, attractive with a number of the greatest matters dealing with either queer experiences and media scholarship. Out within the Country is a well timed and groundbreaking learn of sexuality and gender, new media, early life tradition, and the that means of id and social hobbies in a electronic age.
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Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (Intersections) by Mary L. Gray