Black Gay Man: Essays / Edition 1

Black Gay Man: Essays / Edition 1

by Robert Reid-Pharr, Samuel R. Delany
     
 

At turns autobiographical, political, literary, erotic, and humorous, Black Gay Man will spoil our preconceived notions of not only what it means to be black, gay and male but also what it means to be a contemporary intellectual. Both a celebration of black gay male identity as well as a powerful critique of the structures that allow for the

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At turns autobiographical, political, literary, erotic, and humorous, Black Gay Man will spoil our preconceived notions of not only what it means to be black, gay and male but also what it means to be a contemporary intellectual. Both a celebration of black gay male identity as well as a powerful critique of the structures that allow for the production of that identity, Black Gay Man introduces the eloquent new voice of Robert Reid-Pharr in cultural criticism.

At once erudite and readable, the range of topics and positions taken up in Black Gay Man reflect the complexity of American life itself. Treating subjects as diverse as the Million Man March, interracial sex, anti-Semitism, turn of the century American intellectualism as well as literary and cultural figures ranging from Essex Hemphill and Audre Lorde to W.E.B. DuBois, Frantz Fanon and James Baldwin, Black Gay Man is a bold and nuanced attempt to question prevailing ideas about community, desire, politics and culture. Moving beyond critique, Reid-Pharr also pronounces upon the promises of a new America. With the publication of Black Gay Man, Robert Reid-Pharr is sure to take his place as one of this country's most exciting and challenging left intellectuals.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814775035
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2001
Series:
Sexual Cultures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
812,181
Product dimensions:
4.97(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction1
Black
ISpeaking through Anti-Semitism21
IICosmopolitan Afrocentric Mulatto Intellectual44
IIIAt Home in America62
Gay
IVDinge85
VTearing the Goat's Flesh99
VIThe Shock of Gary Fisher135
Man
VIILiving as a Lesbian153
VIIIIt's Raining Men: Notes on the Million Man March164
IXA Child's Life176
Notes183
Index191
About the Author195

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