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Sexual discretion : black masculinity and the politics of passing

Author: Jeffrey Q McCune, Jr.
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"African American men who have sex with men while maintaining a heterosexual lifestyle in public are attracting increasing interest from both the general media and scholars. Commonly referred to as "down-low" or "DL" men, many continue to have relationships with girlfriends and wives who remain unaware of their same-sex desires, and in much of the media, DL men have been portrayed as carriers of HIV who spread the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Q McCune, Jr.
ISBN: 022609636X 9780226096360 022609653X 9780226096537
OCLC Number: 846846956
Description: xvi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Discrete/discreet acts, goin' Down Low --
Yo' daddy's dysfunctional: risk, blame, and necessary fictions in Down-Low discourse --
"Out" in the club: the Down Low, hip-hop, and the architexture of black masculinity --
Goin' Down Low: virtual space and the performance of masculine sincerity --
The pages are ridden with discretion: pedagogy of the pass and present --
Conclusion: From sexual discretion to sexual suspicion.
Responsibility: Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr.

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African American men who have sex with men while maintaining a heterosexual lifestyle in public are commonly referred to as "down low" or "DL" men. This book explores the DL phenomenon, offering an  Read more...

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"McCune's Sexual Discretion is an exciting, timely, and important study that blasts the now encrusted mythologies about the so-called down-low, advancing our understanding of the mass mediation and Read more...

 
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