Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music

book cover "Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music"
Participants : 
  • Nadine Hubbs (Women's Studies, Music, American Culture)
  • Charles Garrett (Musicology)
  • Karyn Lacy (African and Afro-American Studies, Sociology)
  • Gayle Rubin (Anthropology, Women's Studies)
Event Date: 
February 9, 2015
Event Time: 
2239 Lane Hall
book cover "Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music"

Nadine Hubbs's Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music (University of California Press, 2014) has been called "one of the most important scholarly discourses on country music of this decade" (Wondering Sound) and "a major reconceptualization of the history and politics of sexuality" (David Halperin). But the book's "implications ... go far beyond the social and sexual politics of a popular music form" (Times Literary Supplement). Presenting a timely, unstinting, music-fueled argument on the politics of working-class culture and existence, Rednecks is "an important book that is ... as much about moral questions as it is about political, social, and cultural concerns" (Popular Music and Society).

This panel is part of our Gender: New Works, New Questions series, which features new works by U-M faculty that engage gender and sexuality.