Carryin On in the Lesbian and Gay SouthCarryin On in the Lesbian and Gay South

Moving chronologically through America's past, from the antebellum and postbellum periods, through the Jim Crow era and the Cold War, to the present, this volume introduces an important new framework to the field of lesbian and gay ...

Author: John Howard

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814735138


Page: 402

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To date, lesbian and gay history has focused largely on the East and West coasts, and on urban settings such as New York and San Francisco. The American South, on the other hand, identified with religion, traditional gender roles, and cultural conservatism, has escaped attention. Southerners celebrate their past; lesbians and gays celebrate their new-found visibility; historians celebrate the South—yet rarely have the three crossed paths. John Howard's groundbreaking anthology casts its net widely, examining lesbian and gay experiences in Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Tennessee. James Schnur, by virtue of a Freedom of Information Act query, sheds light on the sinister machinations of the Johns Committee, whose clandestine duty it was to ferret out suspected homosexuals during the McCarthy years. In his essay on the great Southern writer William Alexander Percy, William Armstrong Percy provides tangible evidence that Southern citizens, historians, and archivists have long sought to repress or obscure certain individuals within what C. Vann Woodward described as the perverse section. Moving chronologically through America's past, from the antebellum and postbellum periods, through the Jim Crow era and the Cold War, to the present, this volume introduces an important new framework to the field of lesbian and gay history—that of regional history.

Left OutLeft Out

Scholarship has belatedly started to acknowledge as much - most notably in John Howard's anthology , Carryin ' On in the Lesbian and Gay South and his splendid Men Like That : A Southern Queer History . Such recent and paradigmshifting ...

Author: Martin B. Duberman

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 0896086720


Page: 504

View: 970

"One would be hard-pressed to name a more admirable contemporary American example of the intellectual engage than Martin Duberman. Historian, playwright, memoirist, biographer, social commentator, teacher, activist and assured podium performer, Duberman is an unapologetic, uncategorizable and nonsectarian radical whose constant questioning of conventional wisdoms - even on the left - has made him one of this country's pre-eminent participants in the political and cultural wars that have riven public life."â__In These Times"A marvelous collection of a lifetime of courageous writing by a deeply moral and reflective man who has engaged the greatest struggles of our times with an unflinching nerve, a wise heart and a brilliant intellect informed at all times by compassion."â__Jonathan KozolThe lives of â__outsidersâ__ have been the focus of Martin Duberman's work as a public intellectual for the past four decades. Best known for his biography of Paul Robeson, Duberman highlights the "banding together" of the excluded in Left Out. These identity-based movementsâ__black power, gay liberation, feminismâ__have created a vital and controversial change in American consciousness in recent decades. Duberman's collected essays trace this evolution of thought to the history of dissent from abolitionism through the New Left to today's organizing.Presenting summations of Duberman's views on such matters as race, foreign policy, gender and sexuality, Left Out offers incisive analyses of the split between class-based and identity-based politics on the Left. The "godfather" of the gay studies movement, Duberman has taken many brave and prescient stands. His writing shows why he is considered a deeply moral and wise man. For the first time available in paperback, this edition, updated through 2002, includes three new essays: "The State of Gay Studies," "Queer Economic Justice," and "Jewish Radicals, Effeminacy, and the Rise of Gay Chauvinism".

City Of Sisterly And Brotherly LovesCity Of Sisterly And Brotherly Loves

Lesbian And Gay Philadelphia, 1945-1972 Marc Stein. O. Muller, Kenneth C. Meyer, and Roman A. Cybriwsky, Metropolitan Philadelphia: A Study of Conflicts ... 1 (1996): 1–51; John Howard, ed., Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South (New ...

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592131303


Page: 461

View: 829

Marc Stein's City of Sisterly and Brotherly Loves is refreshing for at least two reasons: it centers on a city that is not generally associated with a vibrant gay and lesbian culture, and it shows that a community was forming long before the Stonewall rebellion. In this lively and well received book, Marc Stein brings to life the neighborhood bars and clubs where people gathered and the political issues that rallied the community. He reminds us that Philadelphians were leaders in the national gay and lesbian movement and, in doing so, suggests that New York and San Francisco have for too long obscured the contributions of other cities to gay culture.

Men Like ThatMen Like That

Challenging the idea that gay life can only flourish in urban areas, the author combs the rural South for evidence that homosexuality found a place in those communities, despite sometimes blatant persecution.

Author: John Howard

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226354717


Page: 395

View: 428

Challenging the idea that gay life can only flourish in urban areas, the author combs the rural South for evidence that homosexuality found a place in those communities, despite sometimes blatant persecution.

Lesbian and Gay MemphisLesbian and Gay Memphis

Southern lesbian and gay history is the subject of the recently published Carryin ' On in the Lesbian and Gay South , ed . John Howard ( New York : New York University Press , 1997 ) . 3. For example , in Hidden from History ...

Author: Daneel Buring

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815329903


Page: 271

View: 368

This book addresses social and cultural issues both peculiarly Southern and generally American, as it surveys Memphis, Tennessee, between World War II and 1990, when lesbians and gay men developed group identity and community institutions first as a defense in the closeted 1950s, then as part of the liberationist 1970s, and, in the 1980s, as a response to the spread of AIDS and the demands of other marginalized groups for recognition, inclusion, and power.

Queering Education in the Deep SouthQueering Education in the Deep South

Sears published Lonely Hunters: An Oral History of Lesbian and Gay Southern Life, 1948–1968 in 1997 and followed it with Rebels, Rubyfruit, and Rhinestones: Queering Space in the Stonewall South (2001). Howard's (1997) Carryin' On in ...

Author: Kamden K. Strunk

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641132473


Page: 195

View: 690

This volume explores education in the Deep South, with a focus on LGBTQ students and educators, and on queer theoretical perspectives in education. The topics in this volume include teaching LGBTQ issues and queer studies in the Deep South, educational policy and practice in the Deep South as related to queer issues, and efforts to introduce queer literature to libraries and queer collections to archives. Authors in this volume examine what realities exist in education in the U.S. South currently, and what possibilities might be imagined in the future.

Handbook of Lesbian and Gay StudiesHandbook of Lesbian and Gay Studies

Carryin' on in the Lesbian and Gay South. New York: New York University Press. pp. 203–23. Button, James W., Rienzo, Barbara A. and Wald, Kenneth D. (1997) Private Lives, Public Conflicts: Battles Over Gay Rights in American Communities ...

Author: Diane Richardson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847876720


Page: 472

View: 471

`The creation of a new field of lesbian and gay studies over the past thirty years has been a fascinating project. This volume brings together key authors in the field in 26 major essays and provides a clear sense of just how much has been achieved. It is a guide to the state of the art, and invaluable for scholars throughout the world' - Ken Plummer, Professor of Sociology, University of Essex; and Editor of Sexualities `This book is unique in lesbian and gay studies. From politics to health, cyber-queers to queer families, the review essays in this volume cover all the important bases of GLB history and politics. The Introduction is a simple and accessible overview of the changing faces of theory and research over many decades. This book is bound to be an important resource in a burgeoning field' - Janice Irvine, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst `The Handbook of Gay and Lesbian Studies, assembled by two leading theorists of sexuality, makes available more than two dozen new cutting-edge essays in gay studies. Essential for social science scholars and students of gay/queer studies' - David F. Greenberg, Professor of Sociology, New York University With this benchmark work, lesbian and gay studies comes of age. Drawing from a rich team of global contributors and carefully structured to elucidate the core issues in the field, it constitutes an unparalleled resource for teaching, research and debate. The volume is organized into 4 sections: · History and Theory This covers the roots of lesbian and gay studies, the institutionalization of the subject in the Academy, the 'naturalness' of heterosexuality, science and sexuality, the comparative sociology of homosexualities and the heterosexual/homosexual division. · Identity and Community This examines the formation of gay and lesbian identities communities and movements, 'cyber-queer' research, sexuality and space, generational issues in lesbian and gay lifecycles and the subject of bisexuality · Institutions This investigates questions of the governance of sexualities, lesbian and gay health, sexualities and education, religion and homosexuality, homosexuality and the law, gay and lesbian workers, homosexuality and the family, and lesbian, gay and queer encounters with the media and popular culture · Politics This explores the formation of the gay and lesbian movements, impact of globalization, antigay and lesbian violence, nationalism and transnationalism in lesbian and gay studies and sexual citizenship. The result is an authoritative book that demarcates the field, stimulates critical discussion and provides lesbian and gay studies with an enriching focal reference point. It is, quite simply, a breakthrough work that will galvanize discussion and research for years to come.

Queering the South on ScreenQueering the South on Screen

Chenault and Braukman, Gay and Lesbian Atlanta, 47. 22. John Howard, “The Library, the Park, and the Pervert: Public Space and Homosexual Encounter in Post–World War II Atlanta,” Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South, ed.

Author: Tison Pugh

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820356723


Page: 314

View: 250

"Within the realm of U.S. culture and its construction of its citizenry, geography, and ideology, who are Southerners and who are queers, and what is the South and what is queerness? Queering the South on Screen addresses these questions by examining "the intersections of queerness, regionalism, and identity" depicted in film, television, and other visual media about the South during the twentieth century. From portrayals of slavery to gothic horror films, the contributors show that queer southerners have always expressed desires for distinctiveness in the making and consumption of visual media. Read together, the introduction and twelve chapters deconstruct premeditated labels of identity such as queer and southern. In doing so, they expose the reflexive nature of these labels to construct fantasies based on southerner's self-identification based on what they were not"--

Single White Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth Century American SouthSingle White Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth Century American South

“Searching for Southern Lesbian History.” In Women of the American South: A Multicultural Reader, edited by Christie A. Farnham, 258–72. New York: New York University Press, 1997. Howard, John, ed. Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay ...

Author: Marie S. Molloy

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611178715


Page: 240

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Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South investigates the lives of unmarried white women—from the pre- to the post-Civil War South—within a society that placed high value on women's marriage and motherhood. Marie S. Molloy examines female singleness to incorporate non-marriage, widowhood, separation, and divorce. These single women were not subject to the laws and customs of coverture, in which females were covered or subject to the governance of fathers, brothers, and husbands, and therefore lived with greater autonomy than married women. Molloy contends that the Civil War proved a catalyst for accelerating personal, social, economic, and legal changes for these women. Being a single woman during this time often meant living a nuanced life, operating within a tight framework of traditional gender conventions while manipulating them to greater advantage. Singleness was often a route to autonomy and independence that over time expanded and reshaped traditional ideals of southern womanhood. Molloy delves into these themes and their effects through the lens of the various facets of the female life: femininity, family, work, friendship, law, and property. By examining letters and diaries of more than three hundred white, native-born, southern women, Molloy creates a broad and eloquent study on the relatively overlooked population of single women in both the urban and plantation slaveholding South. She concludes that these women were, in various ways, pioneers and participants of a slow, but definite process of change in the antebellum era.

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian MovementRethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement

... Lesbians (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) The History Project, Improper Bostonians: Lesbian and Gay History from the Puritans to Playland (Boston: Beacon, 1998) John Howard, Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South ...

Author: Marc Stein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415874106


Page: 240

View: 546

Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a new narrative history of U.S. gay and lesbian activism, drawing on primary research in the field and the best scholarship on the history of the gay and lesbian movement. Focusing on four decades of social, cultural, and political change in the second half of the twentieth century, Stein examines the changing agendas, beliefs, strategies, and vocabularies of a movement that encompassed diverse actions, campaigns, ideologies, and organizations. From the homophile activism of the 1950s and 1960s, through the rise of gay liberation and lesbian feminism in the 1970s, to the multicultural and AIDS activist movements of the 1980s, Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a strong foundation for understanding gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer politics today. Rethinking the Gay and Lesbian Movement provides a short, accessible overview of an important and transformational struggle for social change, highlighting key individuals and events, influential groups and networks, strong alliances and coalitions, difficult challenges and obstacles, major successes and failures, and the movement's lasting effects on the country. This volume will be valued by everyone interested in gay and lesbian history, the history of social movements, and the history of the United States.

Sweet Tea Revised Edition Sweet Tea Revised Edition

As John Howard argues in Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South, the phrase “carryin' on” has multiple meanings in southern parlance, but often among gays and lesbians refers to “stepping over some perceived line of propriety” ...

Author: E. Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807872260


Page: 576

View: 206

Sweet Tea

Sweet TeaSweet Tea

Black Gay Men of the South E. Patrick Johnson ... As John Howard argues in Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South, the phrase ''carryin' on'' has multiple meanings in southern parlance, but often among gays and lesbians refers to ...

Author: E. Patrick Johnson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807886866


Page: 584

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Giving voice to a population too rarely acknowledged, Sweet Tea collects more than sixty life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the South. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive" and offers a window into the ways black gay men negotiate their identities, build community, maintain friendship networks, and find sexual and life partners--often in spaces and activities that appear to be antigay. Ultimately, Sweet Tea validates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.

Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic SitesInterpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites

Carryin' on in the Lesbian and Gay South. New York: New York University Press, 1997. ———. Men Like That: A Southern Queer History. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. How to Survive a Plague. Directed by David France. 2012.

Author: Susan Ferentinos

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759123748


Page: 220

View: 684

LGBT individuals and families are increasingly visible in popular culture and local communities; their struggles for equality appear regularly in news media. Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites provides a straightforward, accessible guidebook for museum and history professionals as they embark on such worthy efforts.

Queering Spirituality and Community in the Deep SouthQueering Spirituality and Community in the Deep South

The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, 15(4), 25. ... The silence is broken: A history of the first lesbian, gay, and bisexual college student groups. ... Howard, J. (1997) Carryin' on in the lesbian and gay south.

Author: Kamden K. Strunk

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641135757


Page: 221

View: 412

In this volume, authors explore the interconnected issues of spirituality and community as they relate to queer issues in the Deep South. The book begins with explorations of queer spiritualities and LGBTQ people in religious settings. Next, authors investigate and document the rise of the religious right political movement in the South. Finally, the authors of this text document community life for LGBTQ people in the Deep South, including efforts to create affirming queer spaces inside otherwise hostile locales. Through the chapters in this text, the peculiarities of spirituality and community life for LGBTQ people in the Deep South are explored. However, this volume also points to trends, themes, and dynamics at work in the Deep South that are also implicated in the queer experience in other parts of the U.S. The authors of this text push readers to think deeply about these issues, probe the limits of queer potentialities in Southern religious and community contexts, and clearly point to the interweaving of Christian religiousness, communities of practice, the operation of white supremacist heteropatriarchy in oppression of LGBTQ people, and the possibilities of affirming spiritual and community praxis.

Queer South RisingQueer South Rising

—John Howard, Professor of American Studies, King's College, London; author of Men Like That: A Southern Queer History (2001); editor of Carryin on in the Lesbian and Gay South. Ugena Whitlock's exciting edited volume charts bold new ...

Author: Reta Ugena Whitlock

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781623961701


Page: 459

View: 600

Queer South Rising: Voices of a Contested Place is a collection of essays about the South by people who identify as both Southern and queer. The collection’s name hints at the provocative nature of its contents: placing Queer and South side-by-side challenges readers to think about each word differently. The idea that a queer South might rise undermines the Battle Cry of “The South’s Gonna rise Again!” embedded in the collective memory of a conservative South. This rising does not refer to a kind of Enlightenment transcendence where the region achieves some sort of distinctive prominence. It suggests instead ruptures, like furrows in a plowed field where seeds are sown. The rising Whitlock envisions is akin to breaking and turning over meanings of Southern place. The title further serves to remind readers of the complexities of the place as it calls into question notions of a universal, homogenous LGBT, queer, identity. Queer South Rising is the first truly interdisciplinary collection of essays on the South and queerness that deliberately aims for multiple approaches to the topics. This collection is intended for a wide audience of “regular” folks. Essays explore multiple intersections of Southern place—religion, politics, sexuality, race, education—that transcend regional boundaries. This book counters conventional scholarly texts; it invites all readers interested in the South and queer themes to engage with the narratives it holds—and perhaps question their assumptions. Whitlock has sought, in collecting these essays, to seek out a diverse group of authors—across disciplines, professions, and interests—to shatter perceptions about a nostalgic, romanticized Southern culture in general.

Keywords for Southern StudiesKeywords for Southern Studies

Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South. New York: New York University Press, 1997. —. “Introduction: Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South.” In Howard, Carryin' On in the Lesbian and Gay South, 1–14. —. Men Like That: A Southern ...

Author: Jennifer Rae Greeson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820349626


Page: 424

View: 650

In Keywords for Southern Studies, editors Scott Romine and Jennifer Rae Greeson have compiled an eclectic collection of new essays that address the fluidity of southern studies by adopting a transnational, interdisciplinary focus. The essays are structured around critical terms pertinent both to the field and to modern life in general. The nonbinary, nontraditional approach of Keywords unmasks and refutes standard binary thinking—First World/Third World, self/other, for instance—that postcolonial studies revealed as a flawed rhetorical structure for analyzing empire. Instead, Keywords promotes a holistic way of thinking that begins with southern studies but extends beyond.

Lost RevolutionsLost Revolutions

... Space and Homosexual Encounter in Post - World War II Atlanta , ” Radical History Review 62 ( Spring 1995 ) : 166–87 , reprinted in Carryin ' On in the Lesbian and Gay South , edited by John Howard ( New York , 1997 ) , 107–31 .

Author: Pete Daniel

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807848484


Page: 378

View: 204

Chronicles the events and societal trends that created disturbance and conflict after World War II, discussing school integration, migration into the cities, the civil rights movement, and the breakdown of traditional values.

Proud Heritage People Issues and Documents of the LGBT Experience 3 volumes Proud Heritage People Issues and Documents of the LGBT Experience 3 volumes

In J. Howard (Ed.), Carryin' on in the lesbian and gay south (pp. 132–63). New York: New York University Press. State of Florida. (2008). Official results: Constitutional amendment. Retrieved May 24, 2013,from http://election ...

Author: Chuck Stewart

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610693998


Page: 1324

View: 155

This groundbreaking three-volume reference traces the roots and development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights and issues in the United States from the pre-colonial period to the present day. • Highlights the social, cultural, and political developments of LGBT issues through biographies of key people, entries, legislation, and primary documents • Covers content mandated by the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act in California • Encourages critical inquiry and thinking by integrating factual content with speeches, letters, and biographies • Contains contributions from more than 70 academic scholars from across disciplines to give a broad perspective on the content • Includes state-by-state examinations of LGBT history and laws

Same Sex AffairsSame Sex Affairs

In Carryin ' On in the Lesbian and Gay South , edited by John Howard , 107–31 . New York : New York University Press , 1997 . ..Men Like That : A Southern Queer History . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1999 .

Author: Peter Boag

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052093069X


Page: 335

View: 172

At the turn of the twentieth century, two distinct, yet at times overlapping, male same-sex sexual subcultures had emerged in the Pacific Northwest: one among the men and boys who toiled in the region's logging, fishing, mining, farming, and railroad-building industries; the other among the young urban white-collar workers of the emerging corporate order. Boag draws on police logs, court records, and newspaper accounts to create a vivid picture of the lives of these men and youths—their sexual practices, cultural networks, cross-class relations, variations in rural and urban experiences, and ethnic and racial influences.