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Title Black genders and sexualities / edited by Shaka McGlotten and Dana-Ain Davis
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages) : illustrations
Series The critical Black studies series
Critical Black studies series.
Contents Introduction / Shaka McGlotten and Dána-Ain Davis -- Trapped in the epistemological closet: black sexuality and the "ghettocentric" imagination / C. Riley Snorton -- Craig Brewer and Kara Walker: sexing the difference and rebuilding the south / Simone C. Drake -- Race, sexuality and the media: the demotion of Portland's black Chief of Police / Ethan Johnson and Roberta Hunte -- Love, ambition, and "invisible footnotes" in the life and writing of Pauli Murray / Doreen M. Drury -- Thugs, black divas, and gendered aspirations / Aimee Cox -- Grupo OREMI: black lesbians and the struggle for safe social space in Havana / Tanya L. Saunders --Sexual tourism and social panics: research and intervention in Rio de Janeiro / Ana Paula Da Silva and Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette -- Translating (black) queerness: unpacking conceptual linkages between racialized masculinities, consensual sex, and the practice of torture / Guy Mark Foster -- "So high you can't get over it, so low can't get under it": carceral spatiality and black masculinities in the United States and South Africa / Rashad Shabazz -- Can you be black and work here?: Social justice activist organizing and Black aurality / Ashon T. Crawley -- Feminizing lesbians, de-gendering transgender men: a model for building lesbian feminist thinkers and leaders in Africa? / Zethu Matebeni -- Black female sexual identity: the self-defined / Annecka Marshall and Donna-Maria Maynard --Ain't I a man: gender meanings among black men who have sex with men / Renee McCoy -- Performance as intravention: ballroom culture and the politics of HIV/AIDS in Detroit / Marlon M. Bailey -- In the heat: toward a phenomenology of black men loving/ sexing each other / H. Sharif Williams (Herukhuti) -- For "the children" dancing the beloved community / Jafari Sinclaire Allen
Summary Cutting across the humanities and social sciences, and situated in sites across the black diaspora, the work in this book collectively challenges notions that we are living in a post-racial age and instead argue for the specificity of black cultural experiences as shaped by gender and sex
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African American men -- Sexual behavior.
African American women -- Sexual behavior.
Blacks -- Sexual behavior.
Gender identity.
Sex role.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Dána-Ain, 1958-
McGlotten, Shaka, 1975-
LC no. 2012040882
ISBN 1137077956 (electronic bk.)
1299952054 (ebk)
9781137077950 (electronic bk.)
9781299952058 (ebk)