Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nadine Hubbs

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780520280656

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520280656.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 29 May 2020

. “Fuck Aneta Briant” and the Queer Politics of Being Political

. “Fuck Aneta Briant” and the Queer Politics of Being Political

(p.131) 4. “Fuck Aneta Briant” and the Queer Politics of Being Political
Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

Nadine Hubbs

University of California Press

Chapter 4, “ ‘Fuck Aneta Briant’ and the Queer Politics of Being Political,” builds on the preceding chapters’ arguments on US country music and on gender in the white working class to examine contemporary representations of homophobia, past and present. This final chapter engages histories of class-specific gender and sexual cultures and reads these in conjunction with the concrete anti-homophobic instance of David Allan Coe's “Fuck Aneta Briant,” in order to trace working-class cultural logics unfathomed in many contemporary discussions of (perceived) redneck bigotry. Ultimately, my conclusions indict not the middle-classing of the queer but the cultural logic whereby the associations now forged between the queer and the middle class necessitate demonizing the white working class as homophobic and erasing and depoliticizing their deep historical relations to queer culture.

Keywords:   political, depoliticizing, David Allan Coe, Fuck Aneta Briant, cultural logic, middle-classing, cultural logic, demonizing, queer culture

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.