Queer in Black and White: Interraciality, Same Sex Desire, and Contemporary African American Culture

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Description

This book analyzes representative works of African American fiction, film, and music in which interracial desire appears in the context of same sex desire. In close readings of these "texts," Stefanie K. Dunning explores the ways in which the interracial intersects with queerness, blackness, whiteness, class, and black national identity. She shows that representations of interracial desire do not follow the logic of racial exclusion. Instead they are metaphorical and anti-biological. Rather than diluting race, interracial desire makes race visible. By invoking the interracial, black gay and lesbian artists can remake our conception of blackness.

Product Details

Price
$19.95
Publisher
Indiana University Press
Publish Date
April 01, 2009
Pages
136
Dimensions
5.68 X 0.48 X 8.28 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780253221094
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About the Author

Stefanie K. Dunning is Associate Professor of English at Miami University of Ohio.