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The psychic life of racism in gay men's communities

The psychic life of racism in gay men's communities

Author: Damien W Riggs
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2018]
Series: Critical perspectives on psychology of sexuality, gender and queer studies.
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Exploring tensions within gay men's communities in regard to race, The Psychic Life of Racism in Gay Men's Communities examines the operations of racialized desire, highlighting the considerable  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Psychic life of racism in gay men's communities.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017050917
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damien W Riggs
ISBN: 9781498537148 9781498537162 1498537162 1498537146
OCLC Number: 1002124659
Description: xviii, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction: towards a typology of racisms in gay men's communities / by Damien W. Riggs --
Gay racism / by Denton Callander, Martin Holt, and Christy Newman --
Islamophobia, racialization, and mis-interpellation in gay men's communities / by Ibrahim Abraham --
Gay orientalism / by Jacks Cheng --
Homonationalism and failure to interpellate : the "queer muslim woman" in Ontario's "sex-ed debates" / by Sonny Dhoot --
"Not into chopsticks or curries" : erotic capital and the psychic life of racism on grindr / by Emerich Daroya --
Coping with racism and racial trauma : an interpretative phenomenological analysis of how gay men from the African diaspora experience and negotiate racist encounters / by Sulaimon Giwa --
"It can't possibly be racism!" : the white racial frame and resistance to sexual racism / by Jesus Gregorio Smith --
Recentering asianness in the discourse on homonationalism / by Alexandra Marie Rivera and Dale Dagar Maglalang --
Conclusion: gaps, questions, and resistance / by Damien W. Riggs --
About the contributors.
Series Title: Critical perspectives on psychology of sexuality, gender and queer studies.
Responsibility: edited by Damien W. Riggs.


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This accessibly written collection offers a necessary and timely account of gay white racism, with much needed attention to Islamophobia, homonationalism, and sexual racism in the digital age. The Read more...

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