Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America: Lynching,Prison Rape,and the Crisis of Masculinity / Edition 1

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Explicating in detail two imprinting episodes in American racial history (lynching and prison rape), Pinar (women and gender studies, Louisiana State U.) argues that the gender of racial politics and violence in America is in some fundamental sense "queer." He elucidates that great American dilemma, the institution of racial subjugation, especially its gendered and specifically "queer" psychosexual dynamics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820451329
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/28/2001
  • Series: Counterpoints of Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1270

Table of Contents

1 Lynching
1 Strange Fruit 47
2 To Live or Die in Dixie 117
3 "America's National Crime" 157
2 The Destabilization of Gender and the "Crisis" of White Masculinity
4 The Gendered Civil War in the South 237
5 Christian Feminism and the Destabilization of Gender in the Late Nineteenth Century 271
6 The "Crisis" of White Masculinity 321
3 Women and Racial Politics
7 Black Protest and the Emergence of Ida B. Wells 419
8 White Women and the Campaign against Lynching: Frances Willard, Jane Addams, Jesse Daniel Ames 487
9 White Women in the Ku Klux Klan 555
4 Men and Racial Politics
10 The N.A.A.C.P. and the Struggle for Antilynching Legislation, 1897-1971 623
11 The N.A.A.C.P. and the Struggle for Antilynching Federal Legislation, 1917-1950 683
12 The Communist Party/N.A.A.C.P. Rivalry in the Trials of the Scottsboro Nine 753
5 The Culture and Racial Politics of Masculinity
13 The Gender of Violence 815
14 Black Men: You Don't Even Know Who I Am 855
15 White Men: I Don't Even Know Who I Am 939
16 It's a Man's World 981
17 Claude Neal's Revenge 1031
6 The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America
18 "Into Each Other's Arms" 1075
19 "I Am a Man": The Queer Character of Racial Politics and Violence in America 1113
App "[T]he Great Long National Shame": Selected Incidents of Racial Violence in the United States 1165
References 1179
Index 1235
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