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Author Dunning, Stefanie K., 1973-

Title Queer in black and white : interraciality, same sex desire, and contemporary African American culture / Stefanie K. Dunning
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (x, 136 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "Ironic Soil": Recuperative Rhythms and Negotiated Nationalism; 2 "No Tender Mercy": Same-Sex Desire, Interraciality, and the Black Nation; 3 (Not) Loving Her: A Locus of Contradictions; 4 "She's a B*(u)tch": Centering Blackness inThe Watermelon Woman; Epilogue: Reading Robert Reid-Pharr; Notes; Index
Summary This book analyzes representative works of African American fiction, film, and music in which interracial desire appears in the context of same sex desire. In close readings of these "texts," Stefanie K. Dunning explores the ways in which the interracial intersects with queerness, blackness, whiteness, class, and black national identity. She shows that representations of interracial desire do not follow the logic of racial exclusion. Instead they are metaphorical and anti-biological. Rather than diluting
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans -- Race identity.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Homosexuality in literature.
Homosexuality in motion pictures.
Homosexuality in music.
Race relations in literature.
Race relations in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253002990 (electronic bk.)
0253221099 (paperback; alk. paper)
1282238272
9780253002990 (electronic bk.)
9780253221094 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781282238275
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