Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity

C Riley Snorton (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date
December 05, 2017
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.3 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781517901738
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About the Author

C. Riley Snorton is associate professor of Africana studies and feminist, gender, and sexuality studies at Cornell University and visiting associate professor of American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California. He is author of Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (Minnesota, 2014).

Reviews

"Black on Both Sides challenges the historical account of trans studies invention by excavating a black trans presence and persona long before modern articulations of such. C. Riley Snorton offers us a way to read the historical record in a fashion that requires the unthought to be the basis of the foundation for our claims of newness, demonstrating that there is no revision of what it means to be human without coming through blackness, past and present."--Rinaldo Walcott, author of Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies

"C. Riley Snorton's Black on Both Sides is a welcome contribution to black studies with the potential to influence future directions in the burgeoning field of transgender studies. It is rigorous scholarship that manages to be imaginative and timely."--Kara Keeling, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense

"In a beautifully written and brilliant intervention and extension--the first full length book 'to examine the historical and contemporary importance of race to the constitution of "trans gender"'--C. Riley Snorton identifies and performs a black trans reading practice, from Anarcha to Transgender Days of Remembrance."--Christina Sharpe, author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being


"The research done here is stellar."--Washington Blade

"This book is an outstanding contribution to conversations about black and trans studies; it will transform scholarly understandings of both fields and the intersections between them."--CHOICE

"Black on Both Sides reminds us that when we are careful about how we tell stories, we get new, nuanced stories that expose systems for what they are and that honor historically ignored populations."--Autostraddle

"Black on Both Sides offers a new imagining of both black and trans history beginning in the early 19th century through the present." --Into News