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A taste for brown bodies : gay modernity and cosmopolitan desire

Author: Hiram Pérez
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015]
Series: Sexual cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Facuses on three figures with elusive queer histories--the sailor, the soldier, and the cowboy--and shows how each has been desired for their heoric masculinity while at the same time functioning as agents for U.S. expansion.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hiram Pérez
ISBN: 9781479818655 1479818658 9781479845866 1479845868
OCLC Number: 906658669
Description: xi, 177 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The queer afterlife of Billy Budd --
Going to meet the man in Abu Ghraib --
The global taste for queer --
You can have my brown body and eat it, too! --
Gay cowboys close to home.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.
Responsibility: Hiram Pérez.

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Facuses on three figures with elusive queer histories--the sailor, the soldier, and the cowboy--and shows how each has been desired for their heoric masculinity while at the same time functioning as agents for U.S. expansion.

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"Perez offers a provocative study that identifies connections between modern gay identity, sexual desire, US imperialism, and national identity."-Choice "Tracing the homoerotic archetypes of sailor, Read more...

 
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