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Passing : identity and interpretation in sexuality, race, and religion

Author: María Carla Sánchez; Linda Schlossberg
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2001.
Series: Sexual cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Passing for what you are not--whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women--can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks us to reconsider our assumptions and forces our most cherished  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: María Carla Sánchez; Linda Schlossberg
ISBN: 0814781225 9780814781227 0814781233 9780814781234
OCLC Number: 46991688
Description: viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Telling tales : Brandon Teena, Billy Tipton, and transgender biography / Judith Halberstam --
Passing like me : Jewish chameleonism and the politics of race / Daniel Itzkovitz --
Whiteness invisible : early Mexican American writing and the color of literary history / Mariá Carla Sánchez --
Passing lines : immigration and the performance of American identity / Brad Epps --
From Victorian parlor to Physique pictorial : the male nude and homosexual identity / Michael Bronski --
Slumming / Peter Hitchcock --
The "self-made man" : male impersonation and the new woman / Sharon Ullman --
Mimesis in the face of fear : femme queens, butch queens, and gender play in the houses of greater Newark / Karen McCarthy Brown --
"The Church's closet" : confessionals, Victorian Catholicism, and the crisis of identification / Patrick R. O'Malley --
Moses' wilderness tabernacle / Miriam Peskowitz.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: edited by María Carla Sánchez and Linda Schlossberg.
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Passing for what you are not - whether assuming another sexual, racial or religious identity - is behaviour which trades on secrecy and revelation. This book analyzes the destructive impact of  Read more...

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