This post builds on the research article “Race/Sex Theory ‘Toward a New and More Possible Meeting’,” which was published in the August 2013 issue of the Society’s peer-reviewed journal, Cultural Anthropology.
Cultural Anthropology has published a number of essays on sexual identity and queer studies, including Florence E. Babb’s "Out in Nicaragua: Local and Transnational Desires after the Revolution" (2003), Alyssa Cymene Howe’s "Queer Pilgrimage: The San Francisco Homeland and Identity Tourism" (2001), and Donald L. Donham’s "Freeing South Africa: The 'Modernization' of Male-Male Sexuality in Soweto" (1998).
Cultural Anthropology has also published a number of articles on race and sexuality, including Damani Partridge's "We Were Dancing in the Club, Not on the Berlin Wall: Black Bodies, Street Bureaucrats, and Exclusionary Incorporation into the New Europe" (1998) and Jacqueline Nassy Brown's "Black Liverpool, Black America, and the Gendering of Diasporic Space" (1998).
About the Author
Jafari Allen is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University. His research focuses on the intersections of queer studies, sexuality, gender, and race in Cuba, the United States, and across global spaces. Through historical, literary, and cultural analysis, Dr. Allen’s critical ethnography, ¡Venceremos?: Sexuality, Gender and Black Self-Making in Cuba, provides an ethnographic rendering of the everyday experiences and reflections of Black Cubans—to show how Black men and women strategically deploy, re-interpret, transgress and potentially transform racialized and sexualized interpellations of their identities, through “erotic self-making.”
Alexander, M. Jacqui. Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
Cohen, Cathy J. “Deviance as Resistance: A New Research Agenda for the Study of Black Politics.” Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 1, no. 01 (2004): 27–45.
Holland, Sharon Patricia. The Erotic Life of Racism. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012.
Puar, Jasbir. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2007.