Next to the Color Line: Gender, Sexuality, and W. E. B. Du Bois

Next to the Color Line: Gender, Sexuality, and W. E. B. Du Bois

by Susan Gillman
     
 

Although W. E. B. Du Bois did not often pursue the connections between the “Negro question” that defined so much of his intellectual life and the “woman question” that engaged writers and feminist activists around him, Next to the Color Line argues that within Du Bois’s work is a politics of juxtaposition that connects race, gender,

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Although W. E. B. Du Bois did not often pursue the connections between the “Negro question” that defined so much of his intellectual life and the “woman question” that engaged writers and feminist activists around him, Next to the Color Line argues that within Du Bois’s work is a politics of juxtaposition that connects race, gender, sexuality, and justice. This provocative collection investigates a set of political formulations and rhetorical strategies by which Du Bois approached, used, and repressed issues of gender and sexuality. The essays in Next to the Color Line propose a return to Du Bois, not only to reassess his politics but also to demonstrate his relevance for today’s scholarly and political concerns. Contributors: Hazel V. Carby, Yale U; Vilashini Cooppan, U of California, Santa Cruz; Brent Hayes Edwards, Rutgers U; Michele Elam, Stanford U; Roderick A. Ferguson, U of Minnesota; Joy James, Williams College; Fred Moten, U of Southern California; Shawn Michelle Smith, St. Louis U; Mason Stokes, Skidmore College; Claudia Tate, Princeton U; Paul C. Taylor, Temple U. Susan Gillman is professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Alys Eve Weinbaum is associate professor of English at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816647224
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Series:
Critical American Studies
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Politics of Juxtaposition   Susan Gillman   Alys Eve Weinbaum     1
Move On Down the Line: Domestic Science, Transnational Politics, and Gendered Allegory in Du Bois   Vilashini Cooppan     35
Profeminism and Gender Elites: W. E. B. Du Bois, Anna Julia Cooper, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett   Joy James     69
Interracial Romance and Black Internationalism   Alys Eve Weinbaum     96
Late Romance   Brent Hayes Edwards     124
Race and Desire: Dark Princess: A Romance   Claudia Tate     150
Du Bois's Erotics   Michele Elam   Paul C. Taylor     209
The Souls of Black Men   Hazel V. Carby     234
"W. E. B. Du Bois": Biography of a Discourse   Roderick A. Ferguson     269
Father of the Bride: Du Bois and the Making of Black Heterosexuality   Mason Stokes     289
Uplift and Criminality   Fred Moten     317
Second-Sight: Du Bois and the Black Masculine Gaze   Shawn Michelle Smith     350
Pageantry, Maternity, and World History   Susan Gillman     378
Contributors     417
Publication History     419
Index     421

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