Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism by Scott HerringAnother Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism by Scott Herring

Another Country: Queer Anti-Urbanism

byScott Herring

Paperback | June 1, 2010

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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.

Title:Another Country: Queer Anti-UrbanismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:June 1, 2010Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814737196

ISBN - 13:9780814737194

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"Herring has a distinctive voice, elegant with a sharp wit...a book that is as beautiful as it is brilliant." -The Journal of American History,