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The Resource Cotton's queer relations : same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968, Michael P. Bibler, (electronic resource)

Cotton's queer relations : same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968, Michael P. Bibler, (electronic resource)

Label
Cotton's queer relations : same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968
Title
Cotton's queer relations
Title remainder
same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968
Statement of responsibility
Michael P. Bibler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Finally breaking through heterosexual clichés of flirtatious belles and cavaliers, sinister black rapists and lusty "Jezebels, "Cotton's Queer Relations exposes the queer dynamics embedded in myths of the southern plantation. Focusing on works by Ernest J. Gaines, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Katherine Anne Porter, Margaret Walker, William Styron, and Arna Bontemps, Michael P. Bibler shows how each one uses figures of same-sex intimacy to suggest a more progressive alternative to the pervasive inequalities tied historically and symbolically to the South's most iconic institution
  • Bibler looks specifically at relationships between white men of the planter class, between plantation mistresses and black maids, and between black men, arguing that while the texts portray the plantation as a rigid hierarchy of differences, these queer relations privilege a notion of sexual sameness that joins the individuals as equals in a system where equality is rare indeed. Bibler reveals how these models of queer egalitarianism attempt to reconcile the plantation's regional legacies with national debates about equality and democracy, particularly during the eras of the New Deal, World War II, and the civil rights movement. Cotton's Queer Relations charts bold new territory in southern studies and queer studies alike, bringing together history and cultural theory to offer innovative readings of classic southern texts."--Pub. desc
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bibler, Michael P.
Dewey number
810.9/353
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Homosexuality in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Plantation life in literature
  • Social change in literature
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Cotton's queer relations : same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968, Michael P. Bibler, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: in the kitchens and on the verandas -- Nation and plantation between Gone with the wind and black power: the example of Ernest J. Gaines's Of love and dust -- Planters and lovers. Intraracial homoeroticism and the loopholes of taboo in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! ; Homo-ness and fluidity in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a hot tin roof -- The southern kitchen romance. A queer sense of justice in Lillian Hellman's dramas of the Hubbard family ; Katherine Anne Porter, Margaret Walker, and the uncomfortable compromise of black women's autonomy -- The queer black fraternity. Sex, community, and rebellion in William Styron's The confessions of Nat Turner ; Arna Bontemps's Black thunder: between masculine politics and feminine difference -- Conclusion: on the southern plantation, real love is always ambivalent
Control code
ocn753978357
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813929842
Level of compression
unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753978357
Label
Cotton's queer relations : same-sex intimacy and the literature of the southern plantation, 1936-1968, Michael P. Bibler, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-288) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: in the kitchens and on the verandas -- Nation and plantation between Gone with the wind and black power: the example of Ernest J. Gaines's Of love and dust -- Planters and lovers. Intraracial homoeroticism and the loopholes of taboo in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom! ; Homo-ness and fluidity in Tennessee Williams's Cat on a hot tin roof -- The southern kitchen romance. A queer sense of justice in Lillian Hellman's dramas of the Hubbard family ; Katherine Anne Porter, Margaret Walker, and the uncomfortable compromise of black women's autonomy -- The queer black fraternity. Sex, community, and rebellion in William Styron's The confessions of Nat Turner ; Arna Bontemps's Black thunder: between masculine politics and feminine difference -- Conclusion: on the southern plantation, real love is always ambivalent
Control code
ocn753978357
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 298 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813929842
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753978357

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