Title

"Them Ol' Nasty Lesbians"—Queer Memory, Place, and Rural Formations of Lesbian

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Abstract

This article explores rural formations of lesbian subjects in non-metropolitan spaces. Employing autobiographical narrative within an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, the author offers a storying of constructions of sexual identity and gender roles within the specificity of working-class rural settings. The author draws from particularities of the local, including her perspective as a White, blue collar, rural Southern lesbian, raised a fundamentalist Christian. The article disrupts normative, unitary stories of queer migrations to urban utopias as the author narrates and theorizes her own story contextualized by race, social class, gender, sexuality, and religion—and by place.

Journal

Journal of Lesbian Studies

Journal ISSN

1089-4160

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

98

Last Page

106

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/07380560802314235