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Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism

Jerry T. Watkins III

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056913
eISBN:
9780813053684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056913.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War II, increasing numbers of southerners began populating the beaches of North Florida thanks to expanding automobility, better roads, and the new civic virtue: leisure spending. This ... More


Introduction

Jerry T. Watkins III

in Queering the Redneck Riviera: Sexuality and the Rise of Florida Tourism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056913
eISBN:
9780813053684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056913.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter lays the foundations for the book’s argument about the intersections of capitalism, tourism, sexuality, and queer identity. It begins by explaining “The Sunshine State” and proceeds ... More


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