Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America by Jennifer Brier,Jim Downs,Jennifer L Morgan

By Jennifer Brier,Jim Downs,Jennifer L Morgan

Connexions investigates the ways that race and intercourse intersect, overlap, and tell one another in usa historical past. a professional workforce of editors curates thought-provoking articles that discover find out how to view the yankee earlier in the course of the lens of race and sexuality experiences. Chapters variety from the prerevolutionary period to this present day to grapple with an array of beautiful matters: how descriptions of our bodies formed colonial americans' understandings of race and intercourse; same-sex sexual hope and violence inside of slavery; whiteness in homosexual and lesbian historical past; collage women's agitation opposed to heterosexual norms within the Nineteen Forties and Nineteen Fifties; the methods society used sexualized our bodies to sculpt principles of race and racial attractiveness; how Mexican silent movie icon Ramon Navarro masked his homosexuality together with his racial id; and sexual illustration in mid-twentieth-century black print popular culture. the result's either an enlightening foray into overlooked components and an elucidation of recent views that problem us to reevaluate what we "know" of our personal heritage. individuals: Sharon Block, Susan okay. Cahn, Stephanie M. H. Camp, J. B. Carter, Ernesto Chávez, Brian Connolly, Jim Downs, Marisa J. Fuentes, Leisa D. Meyer, Wanda S. Pillow, Marc Stein, and Deborah grey White.

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