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.

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chapter Chapter 1|71 pages


An opera comique

chapter Chapter 2|15 pages


A close encounter of the queer kind

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages


An exorcism 1

chapter Chapter 4|23 pages


An elegiac mashup 1

chapter Chapter 5|9 pages


An interlude 1

chapter Chapter 6|36 pages

Adolfo and Teddy

A queen out 1

chapter Chapter 7|6 pages


Sophisti-pop and Sauvignon Blancs

chapter Chapter 8|7 pages


Band ten hut 1

chapter Chapter 9|23 pages


It don’t mean shit if it ain’t done with tits 1

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