Exploring Black Sexuality

Exploring Black Sexuality

by Robert Staples
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742546586

ISBN-13: 9780742546585

Pub. Date: 04/27/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

In this pioneering, nonobjective study, a distinguished Black sexologist tackles one of the most controversial aspects of American race relations. The subject of Black sexuality has been widely discussed in every possible popular format for the past four hundred years, yet serious scholarship in the area is lacking. While Black sexuality has been a pervasive force

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In this pioneering, nonobjective study, a distinguished Black sexologist tackles one of the most controversial aspects of American race relations. The subject of Black sexuality has been widely discussed in every possible popular format for the past four hundred years, yet serious scholarship in the area is lacking. While Black sexuality has been a pervasive force in American life, it has been too sensitive a topic for Black or white authors to write about in a serious, non-polemical format. Robert Staples explores same-sex attitudes and behavior, interracial sexual relations, rape, prostitution, pornography, and the stereotypes of Black sexual superiority in this scholarly yet accessible collection. Staples shows how vaunted and feared sexual differences were the 'raison d'etre' of Southern school segregation, race-based laws, white flight from the inner cities, the double sexual standard, lynchings, and race riots. This groundbreaking study concludes with a speculation on the future of Black sexuality in the 21st century based on our knowledge of current demographic and economic forces.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546585
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
04/27/2006
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Sexuality on the dark continent1
Ch. 2The myth of black sexual superiority17
Ch. 3Images and beliefs in popular culture37
Ch. 4Queer and black in America55
Ch. 5Dating as a sexual adventure79
Ch. 6Sexual theft and other crimes99
Ch. 7When races copulate121
Ch. 8Sexuality of the rich and famous141
Ch. 9Prostitutes, pimps, and pornography157
Ch. 10Black sexuality in the twenty-first century175

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