Black Queer Studies A Critical Anthology

ISBN-10: 0822336189

ISBN-13: 9780822336181

Edition: 2005

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While over the past decade a number of scholars have done significant work on questions of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identities, this volume is the first to collect this groundbreaking work and make black queer studies visible as a developing field of study in the United States. Bringing together essays by established and emergent scholars, this collection assesses the strengths and weaknesses of prior work on race and sexuality and highlights the theoretical and political issues at stake in the nascent field of black queer studies. Including work by scholars based in English, film studies, black studies, sociology, history, political science, legal studies, cultural studies, and performance studies, the volume showcases the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the black queer studies project. The contributors consider representations of the black queer body, black queer literature, the pedagogical implications of black queer studies, and the ways that gender and sexuality have been glossed over in black studies and race and class marginalized in queer studies. Whether exploring the closet as a racially loaded metaphor, arguing for the inclusion of diaspora studies in black queer studies, considering how the black lesbian voice that was so expressive in the 1970s and 1980s is all but inaudible today, or investigating how the social sciences have solidified racial and sexual exclusionary practices, these insightful essays signal an important and necessary expansion of queer studies. Contributors. Bryant K. Alexander, Devon Carbado, Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Keith Clark, Cathy Cohen, Roderick A. Ferguson, Jewelle Gomez, Phillip Brian Harper, Mae G. Henderson, Sharon P. Holland, E. Patrick Johnson, Kara Keeling, Dwight A. McBride, Charles I. Nero, Marlon B. Ross, Rinaldo Walcott, Maurice O. Wallace
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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.

Foreword: "Home"
Is a Four-Letter Word
Introduction: Queering Black Studies/ "Quaring"
Queer Studies
Disciplinary Tensions: Black Studies/Queer Studies
Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?
Race-ing Homonormativity: Citizenship, Sociology, and Gay Identity
Straight Black Studies: On African American Studies, James Baldwin, and Black Queer Studies
Outside in Black Studies: Reading from a Queer Place in the Diaspora
The Evidence of Felt Intuition: Minority Evidence, Everyday Life, and Critical Speculative Knowledge
Studies, or (Almost) Everything I Know about Queer Studies I Learned from My Grandmother
Representing The "Race": Blackness, Queers, And The Politics Of Visibility
Beyond the Closet as Raceless Paradigm
"Joining the Lesbians": Cinematic Regimes of Black Lesbian Visibility
Why Are Gay Ghettoes White?
How To Teach The Unspeakable: Race, Queer Studies, And Pedagogy
Embracing the Teachable Moment: The Black Gay Body in the Classroom as Embodied Text
Are We Family? Pedagogy and the Race for Queerness
On Being a Witness: Passion, Pedagogy, and the Legacy of James Baldwin
Black Queer Fiction: Who Is "Reading" Us?
But Some of Us Are Brave Lesbians: The Absence of Black Lesbian Fiction
James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room: Expatriation, "Racial Drag," and Homosexual Panic
Insurrection: "Que(e)rying History"
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