Racialized Politics Of Desire In Personal Ads

Racialized Politics Of Desire In Personal Ads

by Neal A. Lester
     
 

The essays in Racialized Politics of Desire in Personal Ads explore the complex intersections among the social constructions of race, gender, and sexuality within personal ads, revealing a dynamic tapestry of power relations and hierarchies. The ephemeral nature of personal ads, their anonymity, the space limitations, and the linguistic encoding characteristic of the… See more details below

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The essays in Racialized Politics of Desire in Personal Ads explore the complex intersections among the social constructions of race, gender, and sexuality within personal ads, revealing a dynamic tapestry of power relations and hierarchies. The ephemeral nature of personal ads, their anonymity, the space limitations, and the linguistic encoding characteristic of the genre makes it an interesting and important opportunity to witness the performative nature of identity politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739122075
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface   Maureen Daly Goggin   Neal A. Lester     ix
Introduction: Trapped in Lines and Language: Distorted Selves in Personal Ads   Trudier Harris     1
"EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It!" Constructions of Heterosexual Black Male Identities in the Personals   Neal A. Lester   Maureen Daly Goggin     7
In Living Color: Politics of Desire in Heterosexual Interracial Black/White Personal Ads   Neal A. Lester   Maureen Daly Goggin     37
Black Gay Men Seeking Black Gay Men: Cultural and Historical Implications   Charles E. Wilson, Jr.     77
Personal Ads and the Intersection of Race and Same-Sex Male Attraction   James D. Ross     97
SBF Seeks Miss Afrekete: Authenticity, Erasure, and Same-Sex Desire in the Personals   L. H. Stallings     113
Ethnic Chasers, Auntie Toms, and E(gal)itarians: Black Females Seeking and Being Sought by White Females   Karyn Riedell     139
"The 21st Century Option to Meet and Socialize": Discursive Constructions of Black Heterosexual Male Identities in match.com   Patricia Rose Webb     171
Afterword   Thelma Shinn Richard     191
Index     195
Contributors     205

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