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Ugly Differences: Queer Female Sexuality in the Underground

Yetta Howard


Ugly Differences explores queer female sexuality’s symbiotic relationship with ugliness and offers a way to see worth in ugliness as a generative category for reimagining the inhabitation of gender, sexual, and ethnic differences. Ugliness, in this book, is a multipronged concept: it equates with the disagreeable and pejorative traits that are attributed to queerness; it aligns itself with nonwhite, nonmale, and nonheterosexual physicality and experience; and it refers to anti-aesthetic textual practices, which are located in/as underground culture. This study shows how late-twentieth- and twe ... More

Keywords: Ugliness, Underground, Queer, Female, Difference, Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity, minority discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780252041884
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252041884.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yetta Howard, author
San Diego State University