Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies
  • Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies
  • Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies

Black Sexualities: Probing Powers, Passions, Practices, and Policies

by Juan Battle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813546028

ISBN-13: 9780813546025

Pub. Date: 11/20/2009

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


Why does society have difficulty discussing sexualities? Where does fear of Black sexualities emerge and how is it manifested? How can varied experiences of Black females and males who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), or straight help inform dialogue and academic inquiry?

From questioning forces that have constrained sexual choices to examining

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Overview


Why does society have difficulty discussing sexualities? Where does fear of Black sexualities emerge and how is it manifested? How can varied experiences of Black females and males who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), or straight help inform dialogue and academic inquiry?

From questioning forces that have constrained sexual choices to examining how Blacks have forged healthy sexual identities in an oppressive environment, Black Sexualities acknowledges the diversity of the Black experience and the shared legacy of racism. Contributors seek resolution to Blacks' understanding of their lives as sexual beings through stories of empowerment, healing, self-awareness, victories, and other historic and contemporary life-course panoramas and provide practical information to foster more culturally relative research, tolerance, and acceptance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813546025
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/20/2009
Pages:
474
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Identity Theories and New Frameworks
Nontraditional, Nonconforming, and Transgressive Gender Expression and Relationship Modalities in Black Communities
Creation Out of Bounds
On the Fear of Small Numbers
Blackness, Sexuality, and Transnational Desire
Part II
Pathologizing Black Sexuality
Dangerous Profiling
Revisiting Black Sexualities in Families
To Be Fluent in Each Other's Narratives
Part III
Prison, Crime, and Sexual Health in the United States
Black and Latino Same-Sex Couple Households and the Racial Dynamics of Antigay Activism
Racialized Justice Spreads HIV/AIDS among Blacks
Black Sexual Citizenship
Part IV
Blacks and Racial Appraisals
When Secrets Hurt
Black Female Sex Workers
Yes, Jesus Loves Me-A Case Study
Part V
Black Mother-Daughter Narratives about Sexuality
Black Youth Sexuality
"I'll Be Forever Mackin'"
Black Senior Women and Sexuality
Epilogue

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