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Author Thompson, Brock, 1977-

Title The un-natural state : Arkansas and the queer South / Brock Thompson.

Imprint Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.7660976 T371u 2010    ---  Available
Description xi, 247 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary 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.
Subject Gays -- Arkansas -- History.
Gays -- Identity.
Gay community -- Arkansas -- History.
Gay culture -- Arkansas -- History.
Arkansas -- Social life and customs.
Added Title Unnatural state : Arkansas and the queer South
ISBN 9781557289438 (cloth : alk. paper)
1557289433 (cloth : alk. paper)
Sudoc No. HI.F 3/178-8:U 56/2010 ardocs

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