Following the “rural turn” in queer studies—exemplified by works like Queering the Countryside: New Frontiers in Rural Queer Studies (Gray, Johnson, and Gilley 2016)—Baker A. Rogers's Trans Men in the South: Becoming Men is a timely exploration into the trans masculinities of the US Bible Belt. Rogers's work builds on earlier research into trans and butch masculinities, such as Female Masculinity (Halberstam 1998), Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities (Cromwell 1999), Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity (Stein 2018), and Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race, and Sexuality in America (Abelson 2019). Trans Men in the South expands on these texts by troubling the metronormative bias in queer theory that locates queerness in urban areas, thereby eclipsing trans lives in the South and other rural spaces. Based on interviews with fifty-one trans men living in nine states, Trans Men in the...

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