Black Genders and Sexualities

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Black Genders and Sexualities provides a survey of new work by scholars who grapple with the ways gender and sexuality constellate with race. Cutting across the humanities and social sciences, and situated in sites across the black diaspora, the works collectively challenge notions that we are living in a post-racial age and instead argue for the specificity of black cultural experiences as shaped by gender and sex. The volume underscores the ways an array of violence impacts and shapes black life, while also ...

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Overview

Black Genders and Sexualities provides a survey of new work by scholars who grapple with the ways gender and sexuality constellate with race. Cutting across the humanities and social sciences, and situated in sites across the black diaspora, the works collectively challenge notions that we are living in a post-racial age and instead argue for the specificity of black cultural experiences as shaped by gender and sex. The volume underscores the ways an array of violence impacts and shapes black life, while also testifying to the resiliency, creativity, and vitality of black people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403983992
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Series: Critical Black Studies Series
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Shaka McGlotten is an associate professor of Media, Society, and the Arts in the School of Film and Media Studies at Purchase College. Trained as an artist and anthropologist, his interdisciplinary work focuses on sex, queerness, and media cultures. He has published essays about public sex, gay chatrooms, zombies, online games, and racial violence in anthologies and peer-reviewed jourbanals.

Dána-Ain Davis is an associate professor at Queens College. Davis' areas of specialization include black studies, family and sexual violence, reproductive rights, poverty and welfare policy, and women's studies. She is the author of Battered Black Women and Welfare Reform (2006), as well as a number of articles on women and welfare policy. She has served as President of the Association of Black Anthropologists, Executive Director of the ADCO Foundation, Board Chair of the New York Foundation, and serves as a consultant to a number of foundations that fund projects involving women's issues. She is currently co-editor of Transforming Anthropology.

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Table of Contents

Trapped in the Epistemological Closet: Black Sexuality and the 'Ghettocentric' Imagination; C.R.Snorton
Craig Brewer and Kara Walker: Sexing the Difference and Rebuilding the South; S.C.Drake
Race, Sexuality and the Media: The Demotion of Portland, Oregon's Black Chief of Police; E.Johnson & R.Hunte
Love, Ambition, and 'Invisible Footnotes' in the Life and Writing of Pauli Murray; D.M.Drury
Thugs, Black Divas, and Gendered Aspirations; A.Cox
Grupo OREMI: Black Lesbians and the Struggle for Safe Social Space in Havana; T.L.Saunders
Sexual Tourism and Social Panics: Research and Intervention in Rio de Janeiro; A.P.Da Silva & T.G.Blanchette
Translating (Black) Queerness: Unpacking the Conceptual Linkages Between Racialized Masculinities, Consensual Sex, and the Practice of Torture; G.M.Foster
'So High You Can't Get Over it, So Low You Can't Get Under It': Carceral Spatiality and Black Masculinities in the United States and South Africa; R.Shabazz
Can you be BLACK and Work Here?: Social Justice Activist Organizing and Black Aurality; A.T.Crawley
Feminizing Lesbians, Degendering Transgender Men: A Model for Building Lesbian Feminist Thinkers and Leaders in Africa?; Z.Matebeni
Black Female Sexual Identity: The Self Defined; A.Marshall & D.M.Maynard
Ain't I a Man: Gender Meanings among Black Men who have Sex with Men; R.McCoy
Performance as Intravention: Ballroom Culture and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit; M.M.Bailey
In the Heat: Towards a Phenomenology of Black Men Loving/Sexing Each Other; H.S.Williams (Herukhuti)
For 'the Children.' Dancing the Beloved Community; J.S.Allen

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