At once transcendent and grounded in place and time, these narratives raise important questions about queer identity formation, community building, and power relations as they are negotiated within the context of southern history. Johnson uses individual stories to reveal the embedded political and cultural ideologies of the self but also of the listener and society as a whole. These breathtakingly rich life histories show afresh how black female sexuality is and always has been an integral part of the patchwork quilt that is southern culture.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
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|File size:||4 MB|
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An amazing work that reflects Johnson's passion, care for his subjects, sharp analytical skills, and standing in the field.--Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
A courageous and eminently readable book that will be celebrated and cherished by a generation of readers inside and outside the academy.--Nan Alamilla Boyd, San Francisco State University