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Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... Following the assertion that the 1960s urban riots are essential to the historical context of black political subjectivity, Kwame Holmes proposes that they must also yield lessons for our understanding of the gender and sexual politics of black social movements. Holmes reconfigures...
Book Chapter

By E. Patrick Johnson
Published: 16 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... Washington D.C. riots black political economy urban history black radicalism black sexual subjectivity ...
Published: 04 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027157-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2715-7
... to particular terms of engagement by (re)making themselves, claiming renewed subject positions in erotic power, and reformulating racialized sexual subjectivity in and beyond the gynecological encounter. Through the lens of what it means to be a lesbian virgin, Falu establishes the language used by Black...
Published: 16 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373711-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7371-1
... Jennifer DeClue takes up Juana Maria Rodriguez’s challenge to embrace the pleasure of “untamed erotics” and not shy away from exploring the materiality of sexuality and the problematics of sex play and fantasy among racialized subjectivities. In so doing, DeClue examines three films of black...
Published: 26 January 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027737-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2773-7
..., genres of hypervisiblity in Black girls’ online images: ratchet performativity, sexualization, and flexin. It argues that this deliberate act of making oneself hypervisible operates as a form of refusal through which Black girls reject responsibility for an anti-Black image regime that tries to strip...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... in Black Skin, White Masks must also be confronted if the theoretical edge of psychoanalytic inquiry is to be critically renewed. black bodies othering postcolonial psychoanalysis sexuality ...
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 16 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059233-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5923-3
... of sexual health took shape. Hierarchies of color, class, and gender structured these workers’ knowledge-making practices such that the same-gender-desiring subjects most associated with HIV/AIDS were poor and working-class Black men. HIV/AIDS health workers surveillance care poor Black men ...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... were especially subject. These proceedings reveal the regularity of surveillance and violence aimed at freedwomen’s bodies and their sexuality, as it was differently practiced by Christian missionaries and by the black men with whom they were intimate. Black women’s bodies were continually under duress...
Published: 31 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375418-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7541-8
... to situate slave women’s bodies as corporeal “sites of memory” where it is possible for slave masters to visit their patriarchal predecessors’ handiwork in the bodies of their own slaves. The myth of black women’s sexual supremacy furthers this cause, as it is precisely the marking of their flesh that serves...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... This monographic study examines the oeuvre of Nigerian-British photographer Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1956–89) in light of his posthumous Communion series. Where the artist’s choice of the black male nude as his primary subject was narrowly interpreted in terms of identity, close reading of Fani...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374565-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7456-5
.... The chapter offers several rereadings: first, of Dutch society at the time, with its many sites in which the women were exposed to images of black women and their sexuality; next, of racial science and its obsession with black women’s genitalia. Ultimately, the case study shows that the concepts of self...
Published: 06 October 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027317-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2731-7
... This chapter engages the temporality of khwajasara communal experience by examining a variety of ways in which this Pakistani gender nonconforming subjectivity has shared in the larger South Asian and/or Muslim memories and performance of gender and sexuality, whilst forging alongside a space...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... as it fixes sexualized meanings around representations of the black body. Differentiating strategies in image-text work by Mitra Tabrizian, Adrian Piper, Donald Rodney, and Carrie Mae Weems; performative photographic tableaux by Ajamu and Lyle Ashton Harris; the questioning of self-portraiture in Sonia...
Published: 29 March 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059288-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5928-8
... Chapter 11 examines the organization of social space after the plantation, in the creation of gendered spatial forms and new forms of policing sexuality in service of the capitalization of geopowers and the management of geography. The removal of postemancipation Black subjects from social...
Series: Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Published: 16 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5923-3
... the archives of sexual health took shape. Hierarchies of color, class, and gender structured these workers’ knowledge-making practices such that the same-gender-desiring subjects most associated with HIV/AIDS were poor and working-class Black men. HIV/AIDS health workers surveillance care poor Black...
Book Chapter

By Omar Kasmani
Published: 06 October 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2731-7
...Mehfil This chapter engages the temporality of khwajasara communal experience by examining a variety of ways in which this Pakistani gender nonconforming subjectivity has shared in the larger South Asian and/or Muslim memories and performance of gender and sexuality, whilst forging...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374497-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... Chicago-based improviser Nicole Mitchell’s Xenogenesis Suite pays homage to the Afro-futurist science fiction of Octavia Butler. Mitchell and Butler invite listeners to question how bodies are shaped by and resistant to social and sexual hegemonies. Mitchell takes up Butler’s challenges...
Series: Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice
Published: 04 March 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7449-7
... are shaped by and resistant to social and sexual hegemonies. Mitchell takes up Butler’s challenges to biological purity, cultural sanctimoniousness, and socially engineered heteronormativity by creating music that confronts normative concepts of how listeners and performers make sense of what they hear...
Published: 01 December 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2747-8
..., which addressed forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, race, and class. social labor V. I. Lenin revolution Jürgen Habermas Axel Honneth This chapter examines the problematic dependence of social labor on a conventional model of autonomous subjectivity, which can effectively...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374510-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7451-0
... of the black male nude as his primary subject was narrowly interpreted in terms of identity, close reading of Fani-Kayode’s self-description as black gay artist reworking tropes from modernist primitivism and “ancestralism” in black diaspora art reveals that his primary concern lay instead with the self...