International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Sexualities in Rural Spaces: Conservatism and Fundamentalism as Curriculum
Jay Poole, C.P. Gause

Abstract
Notions of sexual and gender identities seem to be troubled as people are more forth-coming with sexual and gender practices that stray beyond traditionally defined boundaries. Working within geographical locations; in particular, those that are rural, the authors explore the impact of fundamentalism, traditionalism, and conservatism as curricular elements that support the construction and maintenance of particular sexual and gender identities. Constructions of sex, gender, femininity, and masculinity are called into question and possibilities are offered for imagining identities between and beyond those that are defined through traditionalism, fundamentalism, and conservatism.

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