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Sweet Tea Black Gay Men of the South

ISBN-10: 0807872261
ISBN-13: 9780807872260
Edition: 2nd 2011 (Revised)
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Description: Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in writings about the South,Sweet Teacollects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of  More...

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List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848

Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in writings about the South,Sweet Teacollects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive," suggesting that these men draw upon the performance of "southernness"_politeness, coded speech, and religiosity, for example_to legitimate themselves as members of both southern and black cultures. At the same time, Johnson argues, they deploy those same codes to establish and build friendship networks and to find sexual partners and life partners.Traveling to every southern state, Johnson conducted interviews with more than seventy black gay men between the ages of 19 and 93. The voices collected here dispute the idea that gay subcultures flourish primarily in northern, secular, urban areas. In addition to filling a gap in the sexual history of the South,Sweet Teaoffers a window into the ways that black gay men negotiate their sexual and racial identities with their southern cultural and religious identities. The narratives also reveal how they build and maintain community in many spaces and activities, some of which may appear to be antigay. Ultimately,Sweet Teavalidates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures.

E. Patrick Johnson is Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University. He was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2010.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Some Bitter and Some Sweet: Growing Up Black and Gay in the South
Coming Out and Turning the Closet Inside Out
Church Sissies: Gayness and the Black Church
Do You Get Down?: Homosex in the South
Trannies, Transvestites, and Drag Queens, Oh My!: Transitioning the South
Sweet Magnolias: Love and Relationships
Of Legends and Young'uns: Black Gay Men across Generations
Epilogue: Why This Story Now?
Black Gay Vernacular Terms
Sweet Tea Recipes and Stories
Notes
Bibliography
Index of Narrators
Index

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