The Resource Farm boys : lives of gay men from the rural Midwest, collected an edited by Will Fellows

Farm boys : lives of gay men from the rural Midwest, collected an edited by Will Fellows

Label
Farm boys : lives of gay men from the rural Midwest
Title
Farm boys
Title remainder
lives of gay men from the rural Midwest
Statement of responsibility
collected an edited by Will Fellows
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Homosexuality is often seen as a purely urban experience, far removed from rural and small-town life. Farm Boys undermines that cliche by telling the stories of more than three dozen gay men, ranging in age from 24 to 84, who grew up in farm families in the midwestern United States. These men speak of the ways their farm upbringings influenced the course and character of their lives, especially with regard to gender identity and sexual orientation. Whether painful, funny, or matter-of-fact, their plain-spoken accounts will move and educate any reader, gay or not, from farm or city
  • Looking back on boyhood, these men recall how they experienced and responded to a variety of limiting conditions common to rural life: rigid gender roles, social isolation, ethnic homogeneity and racism, suspicion of the unfamiliar, sexual prudishness, religious conservatism, and scant access to information. At the same time, many speak with pleasure of their accomplishments in farm and home activities, their love for the rural landscape and its elbowroom, and their appreciation of strong ties to family, church, and community
  • Many of the men in this book no longer live in farm communities. From their urban homes, they consider their gains and losses in leaving rural life. Of those who remain in farm communities, some live quite openly in gay relationships or by themselves; others keep their sexual identity secret from their families and neighbors. Their stories reveal with candor and insight the diversity of gay men's lives and show how growing up gay in the Midwest has changed over the course of the century
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ76.2.U52
LC item number
M534 1996
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HQ76.1.U52F44
NAL item number
1996
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fellows, Will
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rural gay men
  • Farmers
  • Farmers
  • Rural gay men
  • Homosexualité masculine
  • Agriculteurs
  • Ländlicher Raum
  • Homosexualität
  • Mann
  • Biographie
  • Middle West
  • Mittlerer Westen
Label
Farm boys : lives of gay men from the rural Midwest, collected an edited by Will Fellows
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 316 pages
Isbn
9780299150808
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96006058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34192295
  • (OCoLC)ocm34192295
Label
Farm boys : lives of gay men from the rural Midwest, collected an edited by Will Fellows
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxix, 316 pages
Isbn
9780299150808
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96006058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34192295
  • (OCoLC)ocm34192295

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