Men Like That: A Southern Queer History
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Men Like That: A Southern Queer History

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We don't usually associate thriving queer culture with rural America, but John Howard's unparalleled history of queer life in the South persuasively debunks the myth that same-sex desires can't find expression outside the big city. In fact, this book shows that the nominally conservative institutions of small-town life—home, church, school, and workplace—were the very site...more
Paperback, 395 pages
Published October 10th 2001 by University Of Chicago Press (first published November 1999)
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Aimee
3.5 stars. A very interesting perspective of mid-20th century homosexuality in Mississippi that mixes academic history with oral history/interviews. Sometimes on the subjective side and focuses almost solely on homosexual males (or at least males who engage in "homosex" but do not identify as homosexual). Well-arranged (if you read the intro, he explains how the book is laid out), mostly easy to read, but can be repetitive.
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