Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology / Edition 1

Black Queer Studies: A Critical Anthology / Edition 1

by E. Patrick Johnson
     
 

A groundbreaking collection of sixteen essays that examines the productive intersection of the fields of black and queer studies.

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A groundbreaking collection of sixteen essays that examines the productive intersection of the fields of black and queer studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336181
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,259,455
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

E. Patrick Johnson is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Performance Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of Appropriating Blackness: Performance and the Politics of Authenticity, also published by Duke University Press

Mae G. Henderson is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the editor of Borders, Boundaries, and Frames: Essays in Cultural Criticism and Cultural Studies and coeditor of the five-volume Antislavery Newspapers and Periodicals: An Annotated Index of Letters, 1817–1871.

Table of Contents

Foreword : "home" is a four-letter word
Introduction : queering black studies/"quaring" queer studies1
Punks, bulldaggers, and welfare queens : the radical potential of queer politics?21
Race-ing homonormativity : citizenship, sociology, and gay identity52
Straight black studies : on African American studies, James Baldwin, and black queer studies68
Outside in black studies : reading from a queer place in the diaspora90
The evidence of felt intuition : minority experience, everyday life, and critical speculative knowledge106
"Quare" studies, or (almost) everything I know about queer studies I learned from my grandmother124
Beyond the closet as raceless paradigm161
Privilege190
"Joining the lesbians" : cinematic regimes of black lesbian visibility213
Why are gay ghettoes white?228
Embracing the teachable moment : the black gay body in the classroom as embodied text249
Are we family? : pedagogy and the race for queerness266
On being a witness : passion, pedagogy, and the legacy of James Baldwin276
But some of us are brave lesbians : the absence of black lesbian fiction289
James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room : expatriation, "racial drag," and homosexual panic298
Robert O'Hara's Insurrection : "que(e)rying history"323

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