INSTITUTE FOR THE HUMANITES: AUTHOR'S FORUM
In her provocative new book, Rednecks, Queers and Country Music, Nadine Hubbs looks at how class and gender identity play out in one of America’s most culturally and politically charged forms of popular music. Skillfully weaving historical inquiry with an examination of classed cultural repertoires and close listening to country songs, Hubbs confronts the shifting and deeply entangled workings of taste, sexuality, and class politics. – University of California Press
Nadine Hubbs is professor of women’s studies and music and faculty associate of the Department of American Culture, and director of the U-M Lesbian-Gay-Queer Research Initiative (LGQRI). A musicologist, gender and sexuality scholar, and cultural historian, her work focuses on Anglo-American popular and classical music, gender and queer studies, modern U.S. culture, and class studies. Her award-winning first book is titled The Queer Composition of America's Sound: Gay Modernists, American Music, and National Identity.
Paul A. Anderson is associate professor of American culture and Afroamerican and African studies at the University of Michigan. His fields of study include 20th-century U.S. intellectual and cultural history; African-American cultural history; jazz and popular music studies; Harlem Renaissance; modernism; and critical theory.