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GLQ (2005) 11 (2): 301–307.
Published: 01 April 2005
... University Press 2005 Book Review QUEERING THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ESSAY Marlon B. Ross Black Gay Man: Essays Robert Reid-Pharr New York: New York University Press, 2001. xviii + 195 pp. Private Affairs: Critical Ventures in the Culture of Social Relations Phillip Brian Harper New York...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (2-3): 441–443.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Sandeep Bakshi Books in Brief Writing Dissent Making African Queernesses Visible Sandeep Bakshi Queer African Reader Sokari Ekine and Hakima Abbas, eds. Dakar, Nairobi: Pambazuka Press and Fahamu Books, 2013. xiii + 454 pp. Sokari Ekine and Hakima Abbas’s highly accomplished...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (1): 146–147.
Published: 01 January 2016
... THE EROTIC POSITIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE Roderick A. Ferguson Against the Closet: Black Political Longing and the Erotics of Race Aliyyah I. Abdur-­Rahman Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. xi + 200 pp. Aliyyah I. Abdur-­Rahman’s notable 2012...
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GLQ (2010) 16 (1-2): 315–317.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Rinaldo Walcott African Intimacies: Race, Homosexuality, and Globalization Neville Hoad Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press , 2007 . xi + 187 pp . Duke University Press 2010 Rinaldo Walcott is associate professor of black diaspora studies at the University of Toronto...
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GLQ (2006) 12 (3): 510–513.
Published: 01 June 2006
... African American Studies Blackening Queer Studies and Sexing Black Studies Rinaldo Walcott Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality Dwight A. McBride New York: New York University Press, 2005. xiv + 251 pp. Dwight A. McBride has...
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GLQ (2016) 22 (2): 281–305.
Published: 01 April 2016
... . Afronauts . 2014 . Directed by Bodomo Frances . www.afronautsfilm.com . Amory Deborah . 1997a . “African Studies as American Institution.” In Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science , edited by Gupta Akhil Ferguson James , 102 – 16 . Berkeley...
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GLQ (2021) 27 (4): 655–658.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of diaspora studies: that which centers African experiences as always already synchronous products of transnational migrations, encounters, and circulations and Avtar Brah's notion of “Diaspora Space,” which thinks of diaspora as a relational space not only of those who have been displaced, but between...
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GLQ (2022) 28 (2): 299–305.
Published: 01 April 2022
... foregrounds. Consider the profusion of works by and about African American gay men in multiple genres: Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro (2016), scholar/commentator Eddie Glaude's Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (2020), and Barry Jenkins's...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 529–560.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Laura Edmondson In the burgeoning field of queer African studies, theatricality receives short shrift. Instead, anthropological studies of LGBTQ identities and practices in Africa emphasize theoretical frameworks of sexual discretion, elusiveness, and ambiguity. This essay explores...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 263–276.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley In the last twenty years, the geographic and conceptual space that Paul Gilroy dubbed the Black Atlantic —a network of transnational, transoceanic histories linking people of African descent in West Africa, the Caribbean, North America, and Europe—has emerged...
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GLQ (2008) 14 (2-3): 191–215.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley What would it mean for both queer and African diaspora studies to theorize that the black Atlantic has always been a queer Atlantic? What new geography—or better, oceanography—of sexual, gendered, transnational, and racial identities might emerge through a queer reading...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 363–376.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kirk Fiereck; Neville Hoad; Danai S. Mupotsa This introduction outlines the idea of the queer customary and how various African articulations of it engage, contest, and nuance central concerns of queer theory produced in the global North, particularly around ideas of normativity—hetero and homo...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 503–527.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Kirk Fiereck This article explores how Black LGBTQ-identified and other gender nonconforming South Africans juxtapose the queer with the customary as they constitute forms of biofinancial personhood that are paradigmatic of capitalisms globally. These hybrid forms of personhood inadvertently index...
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GLQ (2020) 26 (3): 455–475.
Published: 01 June 2020
... an intersectional decolonial approach, this article sheds light on the locus of colonial difference and offers three nuanced infrapolitical narratives of African same-sex intimacies operating at this locus—queering the customary—and this way reimagining African sexuality, thereby offering an epistemic...
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GLQ (2023) 29 (1): 27–42.
Published: 01 January 2023
...Aaron J. Stone By the turn of the twentieth century, race science, ethnology, and sexology had conspired to calcify the racial and sexual limits of the “human.” This article posits that contemporaneous African American novelists responded to the anti-Blackness of American sexual scientific...
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GLQ (2015) 21 (4): 635–666.
Published: 01 October 2015
... on fieldwork conducted at an African American Pentecostal church led by a gay and same-gender-loving clergy, I offer a detailed study of how the gatherings and events at the church make available a mode of truth telling that activates capacities embedded in a transformative process of governing oneself...
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GLQ (2017) 23 (2): 221–246.
Published: 01 April 2017
... short story “Le Mulâtre,” by the African American author Victor Séjour. “Le Mulâtre” takes me to unwieldy genealogies of kinship, incest, and same-sex desire. Here, I look to the sexual epistemologies of Vodou religious practices in Haiti; I engage pre-Freudian theories of Oedipus by Johann Jakob...
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GLQ (2012) 18 (2-3): 297–323.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Xavier Livermon This essay argues that liberation is as much a sociocultural construct as it is a political or economic one. Extending the South African queer scholar Mikki van Zyl's analysis of the distinction between citizenship and belonging, I examine the concept of freedom in postapartheid...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (2): 143–165.
Published: 01 April 2013
... treatments of identity in general, and gay identity in particular, can productively unsettle the stability of queer theory as it enters its third decade. Where as commentary on Johnson's interdisciplinary writings has focused largely on her contributions to deconstruction, feminism, translation, and African...
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GLQ (2013) 19 (3): 383–403.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Ruti Talmor This article offers a cross-sectional analysis of queer media production, exhibition, and reception in South Africa, homing in on lesbian media production through interviews with Makgano Mamabolo, cowriter and coproducer of Society , a hit series on mainstream South African television...