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Out in the Woods

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Material Information

Title: Out in the Woods Performances of Self and Play in Landscapes of Queerness and Community
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kelley, John David
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Anthropology of Performance
Space
Place
Performance Theory
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This ethnography, centered on a rural queer community founded in the 1980s to provide sanctuary for emerging queer culture, and primarily explores of the experience and performance of social identity. This community is situated in a particular cultural historical context, which I examine through the analysis of sexual and gender discourse and discursive practices. With political, social, and cultural roots in the homophile organizations of the 1950s leading to queer discourses of identity and social relations, I braid the history of the sanctuary with these broader discourses to understand the social forces at work in identity (re) construction. As a site of homestead, convergence, and expansion the sanctuary presents a unique opportunity to survey the negotiation, transformation, and continuous recreation of spatial meaning, identification, and valuation along the lines of similarity and difference for communities and individuals. Overall, I am interested in social construction of identity at the intersections of the everyday, play, and fantasy. I seek to understand how these queer identities play out in the context of this rural space, drawing from post-structural, spatial, and performance theory. My findings emphasize circulation and multivocality instead of rural-urban dichotomies and homogeneity. Space is made place through social construction, and the individuals claiming membership are cultural agents and social actors inhabiting a community informed by intersubjective relations.
Statement of Responsibility: by John David Kelley
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 K29
System ID: NCFE003804:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003804/00001

Material Information

Title: Out in the Woods Performances of Self and Play in Landscapes of Queerness and Community
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Kelley, John David
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Anthropology of Performance
Space
Place
Performance Theory
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This ethnography, centered on a rural queer community founded in the 1980s to provide sanctuary for emerging queer culture, and primarily explores of the experience and performance of social identity. This community is situated in a particular cultural historical context, which I examine through the analysis of sexual and gender discourse and discursive practices. With political, social, and cultural roots in the homophile organizations of the 1950s leading to queer discourses of identity and social relations, I braid the history of the sanctuary with these broader discourses to understand the social forces at work in identity (re) construction. As a site of homestead, convergence, and expansion the sanctuary presents a unique opportunity to survey the negotiation, transformation, and continuous recreation of spatial meaning, identification, and valuation along the lines of similarity and difference for communities and individuals. Overall, I am interested in social construction of identity at the intersections of the everyday, play, and fantasy. I seek to understand how these queer identities play out in the context of this rural space, drawing from post-structural, spatial, and performance theory. My findings emphasize circulation and multivocality instead of rural-urban dichotomies and homogeneity. Space is made place through social construction, and the individuals claiming membership are cultural agents and social actors inhabiting a community informed by intersubjective relations.
Statement of Responsibility: by John David Kelley
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Vesperi, Maria

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 K29
System ID: NCFE003804:00001

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