Another Country

Another Country

Author: Scott Herring

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814773079

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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The 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 metronormativity 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, Another 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 northern California coast. The result is an entirely original account of how queer studies can—and should—get to another country.
Another Country
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Scott Herring
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

The 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,
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Pages: 220
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Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher:

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Pages: 240
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Pages: 299
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Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Carly Thomsen
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-27 - Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

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