Blackness and Sexualities

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Michelle M. Wright, Antje Schuhmann
LIT Verlag Münster, 2007 - Psychology - 178 pages
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How queer is Black studies, how racialized is queer studies? In the West, racial fantasies are often sexualized, just as sexual fantasies often rely on notions of a racial Other. Bringing together the latest work by some of the foremost scholars in a variety of disciplines, Blackness and Sexualities offers analyses and critiques that span three continents and looks at topics such as: the secret marketing of black female pornography to white American men; the eroticization of colonial legacies in contemporary German media; the exoticization of African women in previously unpublished photos and diaries by America's first best-selling black novelist; the ways in which film captures how drag queens can claim agency and cooperate with all kinds of sexual communities across racial lines-or fail to do so with terrible consequences.

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Constructions of Gay Male Whiteness in Isaac Juliens Looking for Langston Melvin Dixons Vanishing Rooms and Samuel R Delanys The Mad Man
A Diachronic Investigation into the Southern Interracial LoveStory
Drag Performance and Community Building in Cuba and the United States
Blackness and Sexualities in the Interracial Diaspora
White on White via the Black Body Collecting Artefacts within German Dominant Culture
Modernity and the Rise of Cosmopolitan Masculinity
Black Women in 1980s Video Pornography
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