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Black. Queer. Southern. Women an oral history

by Johnson, E. Patrick, 1967-

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Summary
Drawn from the life narratives of more than seventy African American queer women who were born, raised, and continue to reside in the American South, this book powerfully reveals the way these women experience and express racial, sexual, gender, and class identities--all linked by a place where such identities have generally placed them on the margins of society. Using methods of oral history and performance ethnography, E. Patrick Johnson's work vividly enriches the historical record of racialized sexual minorities in the South and brings to light the realities of the region's thriving black lesbian communities. At once transcendent and grounded in place and time, these narratives raise important questions about queer identity formation, community building, and power relations as they are negotiated within the context of southern history. Johnson uses individual stories to reveal the embedded political and cultural ideologies of the self but also of the listener and society as a whole. These breathtakingly rich life histories show afresh how black female sexuality is and always has been an integral part of the patchwork quilt that is southern culture.
Contents
G.R.I.T.S.: stories of growing up black, female, and queer
It's thick here: race, gender, and sexuality in the South
Does your mama know?: motherhood and mother-daughter relationships
Walk like a man, talk like a woman: gender nonconformity
I found god in myself and I loved her fiercely: religion and spirituality
A taste of honey: sex among women who love women
I'm sweet on you: stories of love, courtship, and intimacy
The work my soul was called to do: art and activism
My soul looks back and wonders: stories of perseverance and hope
Salsa soul sister: Aida Rentas
Being human is a dangerous thing: Cherry Hussain
I'm happy as hell: Gwen Cubit
I'm just a black woman in America: Lori Wilson
I'm alright with who I am: 'Ida Mae'
Books saved my life: Mary Anne Adams
A poet's response.

Additional Information
Series North Carolina scholarship online
Subjects African American lesbians Southern States
Sociology
Gay/Lesbian
Nonfiction
Women's Studies
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :The University of North Carolina Press2018
2018
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
Format: Kindle Book
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781469641126
9781469641119
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