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Queer Campus Climate

An Ethnographic Fantasia, 1st Edition

By Benjamin Arnberg


192 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia is a visceral and provocative account of the lives of ten queer college men living in the Deep South. The book serves many goals. It is an emancipatory research document told in the raucous, fiery voices of these queer men whose narratives are presented free from the sanitizing impulses of traditional scholarship. It is a manifesto on postqualitative paradigms applied to a queer subject. It is a public history of the life and times of queers subjects living under an alt-right political assault. And it is an analysis of how a hostile campus climate impacts psychosocial development of marginalized students. Blurring the line between literature and research, Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia contains a cast of characters (including a bear, a twink, and three drag queens) who dish on sex, gender performance, mental wellness, relationships, harassment, addiction, professional development, and politics. Their stories are told against a musical backdrop that includes selections from Puccini to Frank Ocean, which provides a multisensory experience unlike anything else in sociological research.

Table of Contents

  1. A Note on the Text
  2. Prelude
  3. Fox: An Opera Comique
  4. Hamp: A Close Encounter of the Queer Kind
  5. Gray: An Exorcism
  6. Absence: An Elegiac Mashup
  7. Jasper: An Interlude
  8. Adolfo and Teddy: A Queen Out
  9. Jason: Sophisti-Pop and Sauvignon Blancs
  10. Rex: Band Ten Hut
  11. Dusty: It Don't Mean Shit if it Ain't Done with Tits
  12. Postlude
  13. References

About the Author

Benjamin Arnberg is a storyteller, researcher, philosopher, humourist, and clothes-horse who received his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at Auburn University, where he also teaches Social Foundations of Education. Queer Campus Climate: An Ethnographic Fantasia is his first book. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his shoes.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General