Rural Drag: Fashioning Rurality and Privilege
"Rural drag" is the appropriation, arrangement, and deployment of rural objects, practices, and aesthetics in order to assert membership in and support for white, settler heteropatriarchy. This rhetorical practice draws from a cultural repository of rural symbols and tropes called the "rural imaginary" to establish a rhetorical link between rural space and the privileges of white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, and settler colonialism.
Nichols, G.W. (2017). Rural Drag: Fashioning Rurality and Privilege. QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 4(3) 41-66.
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Nichols, Garrett W. (2017). Rural Drag: Fashioning Rurality and Privilege. In English Faculty Publications. Paper 65.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/english_fac/65