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Sexagon: Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture

Mehammed Amadeus Mack

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823274604
eISBN:
9780823274659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274604.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Sexagon studies the broad politicization of sexuality in French debates about immigration and diversity since the 1980s, and how that politicization is reflected in and also created by French ... More


Neo-Passing: Performing Identity after Jim Crow

Mollie Godfrey

Vershawn Ashanti Young (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041587
eISBN:
9780252050244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041587.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Bringing together fifteen essays by leading scholars, including a theoretical introduction by the editors and an insightful foreword and afterword by Gayle Wald and Michele Elam, respectively, this ... More


Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Amy Sueyoshi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In the late 1890s, “wide open” San Francisco, considered also a model city for race relations, appeared to be a place where men and women could configure their intimate lives in expansive and ... More


On Being Wrong and Feeling Right: Cherríe Moraga and Audre Lorde

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyses works by Audre Lorde and Cherríe Moraga, which interrogate the moralism that infuses those aspects of social movements that become invested in respectability and legibility. ... More


Blues Futurity and Queer Improvisation

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Because reproductive respectability is such an important mode by which political and social legibility and value becomes sutured to literal physical life, this chapter extends this analysis to ... More


Bringing Out the Dead: Black Feminism’s Prophetic Vision

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter meditates on how such a theory of queer reproduction might help one engage with the material and epistemological violences of the university, particularly as they manifest around the ... More


Dialectic of Contact: The Organ/ization and the Nests

Laura Harris

in Experiments in Exile: C. L. R. James, Helio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823279784
eISBN:
9780823281480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279784.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter I examine James’s and Oiticica’s entries into the U.S. and their attempts to situate themselves there. Cut off from the contact they had once had with this aesthetic sociality, ... More


Un-homing Asian American Studies: Refusals and the Politics of Commitment

Anita Mannur

in Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278602
eISBN:
9780823280629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278602.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Conversant with the previous chapter’s emphasis on the corporate, neoliberal university, Chapter 5 meditates on the ways in which Asian American studies is often diluted at the curricular and ... More


A Peculiar Obsession: The Chinese and Japanese Problem in the “International City”

Amy Sueyoshi

in Discriminating Sex: White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041785
eISBN:
9780252050268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041785.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter details how Japan in the 1890s was largely a mystery to Americans. Chinese, on the other hand, evoked strong sentiments of antipathy in San Francisco. As more Japanese arrived, clear ... More


Precarity and the Pursuit of Unhappiness

Eleanor Ty

in Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines three works by Japanese North American writers: Ruth Ozeki's A Tale for the Time Being,Mariko Tamaki's novella Cover Me, and her graphic novel Skim, illustrated by Jillian ... More


Que(e)rying the American Dream in Films of the Early Twenty-First Century

Eleanor Ty

in Asianfail: Narratives of Disenchantment and the Model Minority

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040887
eISBN:
9780252099380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040887.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at a selection of post-2000 Asian American films that feature Asian American protagonists who are 1.5 or second-generation immigrants. The Debut (dir. Gene Cajayon), Red Doors ... More


On the Specificities of Racial Formation: Gender and Sexuality in Historiographies of Race

Roderick A. Ferguson

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the historiographic framework advanced by Racial Formation in the United States occludes anti-racist movements that were initiated by women of color and queers of color. It ... More


The Space of Sex: Reconfiguring the Coordinates of Subjectivity

GerShun Avilez

in Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040122
eISBN:
9780252098321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040122.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter shows how artists recognize the political reading of sex and use it to examine the social realm and the intimate realm simultaneously, ultimately illustrating a disintegration of the ... More


Historical Methods and Racial Identification in U.S. Lesbian and Gay History

Julian B. Carter

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter interrogates how “whiteness” shaped the ways in which the early chroniclers of gay and lesbian history considered the relationship between race and sex. It looks at several core features ... More


Trapped in the Epistemological Closet

C. Riley Snorton

in Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how the glass closet and ignorance can function in tandem with one another in relation to the down low—a phenomenon in which black men engage in sex with both men and women even ... More


Conclusion Zombie Imperialism

Jodi A. Byrd

in The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676408
eISBN:
9781452947754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676408.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter concludes that “Indianness” circulates within poststructural, postcolonial, critical race, and queer theories as both sign and event. As a process of signification and exception, ... More


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