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Beautiful bottom, beautiful shame : where "Black" meets "queer"

Author: Kathryn Bond Stockton
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: Series Q.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author explores dramatic switchpoints between the terms 'black' and 'queer', with reference to matters such as the stigmatized 'skin' of some queers' clothes and the visual power of interracial homosexual rape.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stockton, Kathryn Bond, 1958-
Beautiful bottom, beautiful shame.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005036016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Bond Stockton
ISBN: 9780822387985 0822387980
OCLC Number: 226067800
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 271 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Embracing Shame: "Black" and "Queer" in Debasement --
Cloth Wounds, or When Queers Are Martyred to Clothes: Debasements of a Fabricated Skin --
Bottom Values: Anal Economics in the History of Black Neighborhoods --
When Are Dirty Details and Scenes Compelling? Tucked in the Cuts of Interracial Anal Rape --
Erotic Corpse: Homosexual Miscegenation and the Decomposition of Attraction --
Prophylactics and Brains: Slavery in the Cybernetic Age of AIDS.
Series Title: Series Q.; e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Kathryn Bond Stockton.


When and why have certain forms of shame been embraced by blacks and queers? How does debasement foster attractions? How is it used for aesthetic delight? What does it offer for projects of sorrow  Read more...
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"Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame is an exciting, pointed, splendidly written, culturally important book."-Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, author of Touching Feeling: Affect, Pedagogy, Performativity

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