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dc.contributor.authorScott, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorLyons, Anthonyen
dc.contributor.authorMacPhail, Catherineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-31T10:38:00Z
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.citationRural Society, 24(3), p. 219-226en
dc.identifier.issn2204-0536en
dc.identifier.issn1037-1656en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/18770en
dc.description.abstractOne of the more popular and enduring characters introduced by the British sketch comedy 'Little Britain' (2003-2006) was Daffyd Thomas, a 25-year-old gay man living in the fictional village of Llandewi Breffi, Wales. The comedy played to Daffyd's claim to be "the only gay in the village" (shown to be blatantly untrue), his apparent homophobia and his attention-seeking behaviour, as evident in his over-the-top dress sense. Yet, what made the comedy "work" was the setting, a traditional pub in rural Wales. As with much comedy, Daffyd presented as "matter out of place", to borrow a phrase from Mary Douglas (1992); he did not belong in the imagined space in which he resided. Worse, he was an extrovert, showing a total disregard for the conventions of the village social order, but his efforts to court sanction went largely unnoticed. It is not without irony that, in 2010, while conducting an interview with a mayor of a rural Australian town, one of the guest editors was flatly informed that there were no "homosexuals" in the community, a claim the researcher had heard in other towns. Later, upon reflection, the interviewee qualified his statements, saying "[you] don't really see gays here...in the farming community". In an instant, a relationship between a fictional village in Wales and an agricultural town in Australia subject to homophobic violence, became apparent. Both spaces conveyed aspects of the belonging and absence which animates sexuality in the rural/urban continuum.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.ispartofRural Societyen
dc.titleDesire, belonging and absence in rural placesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10371656.2015.1099263en
dcterms.accessRightsGolden
dc.subject.keywordsRural Sociologyen
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Changeen
local.contributor.firstnameJohnen
local.contributor.firstnameAnthonyen
local.contributor.firstnameCatherineen
local.subject.for2008160804 Rural Sociologyen
local.subject.for2008160805 Social Changeen
local.subject.seo2008959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008940113 Gender and Sexualitiesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.emailjscott6@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailalyons2@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailcmacphai@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20160304-154048en
local.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australiaen
local.format.startpage219en
local.format.endpage226en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume24en
local.identifier.issue3en
local.access.fulltextYesen
local.contributor.lastnameScotten
local.contributor.lastnameLyonsen
local.contributor.lastnameMacPhailen
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local.title.maintitleDesire, belonging and absence in rural placesen
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
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local.search.authorScott, Johnen
local.search.authorLyons, Anthonyen
local.search.authorMacPhail, Catherineen
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