Queering the Color Line: Race and the Invention of Homosexuality in American Culture

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Price
$26.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
259
Dimensions
6.16 X 8.99 X 0.81 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822324430

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About the Author

Siobhan B. Somerville is Assistant Professor of English and Women's Studies at Purdue University.

Reviews

"This book pioneers new strategies for understanding the intersectionality of sexuality and race formation. Equally adept at textual analysis and historical contextualization, Somerville demonstrates how the early sexological division of people into homosexuals and heterosexuals was profoundly shaped by the discourse of scientific racism, and she elaborates her argument through a series of subtle reinterpretations of cinematic and literary texts that illuminate the profound--usually inexplicit--interdependence of racial and sexual discourse. A pathbreaking study."--George Chauncey, University of Chicago
"Queering the Color Line is a groundbreaking study that sets a new agenda for critical investigations of the intersecting histories of race and sexuality in the United States. Siobhan Somerville provides a model of interdisciplinary, politically engaged scholarship that is certain to become required reading in queer studies, race theory, and U.S. history as well as American literature."--Lisa Duggan, New York University
"By offering a new understanding of the emergence of race and sexuality as collaborative entities, Somerville has made an important contribution to the expanding scholarship in African American studies, American studies, queer theory, and cultural studies."--Robyn Wiegman, author of American Anatomies: Theorizing Race and Gender