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Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music$
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Nadine Hubbs

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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Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music
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Nadine Hubbs

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280656.003.0006

My concluding “Outro” section considers treatments of LGBTQ themes in recent country songs and their relations to rural, as well as working-class, social codes. Current research on rural sociality describes it in terms resembling those of working-class sociality—terms that resonate with messages that recur frequently in country music. All of this points to practices of social and sexual tolerance different from—but no less valid than—middle-class recognition politics. My closing underscores the intellectual, moral, and political stakes of recognizing perspectives, values, and tastes beyond those of the dominant culture of the middle class.

Keywords:   LGBTQ, anti-homophobic, rural, social codes, tolerance, recognition politics, moral, values, stakes, dominant culture

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