Blue, Too: More Writing by (for or about) Working-Class Queers
Wendell Ricketts, editor (anthology)
People from the working class make up the majority of the LGBTQ “community.” In Blue, Too: More Writing by (for or about) Working-Class Queers, twenty writers speak meaningfully—in short fiction, memoir, performance pieces, and prose poems—about that reality. As a sourcebook for working-class and queer studies, Blue, Too also contains these special features: “A Blue Study: The Reader’s, Writer’s, and Scholar’s Guide” to using Blue, Too to examine the interlocking issues of queerness and social class, including discussion questions and prompts for writing and mini-research projects that connect the reader with working-class and LGBT scholarship; “Reading Blue,” an extensive annotated bibliography that represents the first-ever attempt to create an exhaustive listing of materials related to queers and class; and “Class/Mates: Further Outings in the Literatures and Cultures of the Ga(y)ted Community,” a theoretical and critical essay that reviews the history and present of working-class queers in literature, media, and pop culture.
08/25/2014We’re Here! We’re Queer! We’re Not Going Shopping!
OpEd on the site of Working-Class Perspectives: http://workingclassstudies.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/were-here-were-queer-were-not-going-shopping/