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Against the closet : black political longing and the erotics of race

Author: Aliyyah I Abdur-Rahman
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012.
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Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman argues that from the mid-nineteenth century through the twentieth, black writers used depictions of transgressive sexuality to express African Americans' longings for individual and collective freedom.
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Abdur-Rahman, Aliyyah I., 1973-
Against the closet.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011053089
(OCoLC)769871244
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aliyyah I Abdur-Rahman
ISBN: 9780822391883 0822391880
OCLC Number: 811253565
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction. Against the closet : racial identity and the bodily basis/biases of sexual identity --
"The strangest freaks of despotism": queer sexuality in antebellum African American slave narratives --
Iconographies of gang-rape, or, black enfranchisement, white disavowal, and the (homo)erotics of lynching --
Desire and treason in mid-twentieth century political protest fiction --
Recovering the little black girl : incest and black American textuality --
Conclusion. In memoriam : Michael Jackson, 1958-2009.
Responsibility: Aliyyah Abdur-Rahman.

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"Against the Closet is an important book that theorizes African American literature as a historiography of racialized sexuality, and it will inspire elaborations in the most generative directions." Read more...

 
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