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Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
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Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Nadine Hubbs

Abstract

I’ll listen to anything but country. This popular phrase allows middle-class Americans to declare inclusive, “omnivore” musical tastes, with one crucial exclusion: country, a music linked to low-status whites. In her provocative new book Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music, Nadine Hubbs dissects this gesture, examining how US provincial white working people have emerged, since the 1970s, as the face of American bigotry, particularly homophobia, with country music their audible emblem. Bringing together the redneck and the queer, Hubbs challenges the conventional wisdom and historical amnesia t ... More

Keywords: country music, working class, middle class, homophobia, queer, politics, bigot, redneck, taste, white

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520280656
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280656.001.0001

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Nadine Hubbs, author

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