"Them Ol' Nasty Lesbians"—Queer Memory, Place, and Rural Formations of Lesbian
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 of Lesbian Studies
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Whitlock, R. U. (2009). "Them ol' nasty lesbians"—Queer memory, place, and rural formations of lesbian. Journal of Lesbian Studies, 13(1), 98-106. doi:10.1080/07380560802314235