Race and Sexuality
Race and Sexuality

The connections between race and sexuality are constant in our lives, yet they are not often linked together in productive, analytical ways.

This illuminating book delves into the interrelation of race and sexuality as inseparable elements of our identities and social lives. The authors approach the topic through an interdisciplinary lens, focusing on power, social arrangements and hierarchies, and the production of social difference. Their analysis maps the historical, discursive, and structural manifestations of race and sexuality, noting the everyday effects that the intersections of these categories have on people’s lived experiences. Considering both US-based and transnational cases, this book presents an empirical grounding for understanding how race and sexuality are mutually constitutive categories.

Providing a comprehensive overview of racialized sexualities, this book is an essential text for any advanced course on race, sexuality, and intersectionality.

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  • June 2018
  • 200 pages
  • 145 x 219 mm / 6 x 9 in
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

PART I: DISCOURSES OF RACE/SEXUALITY

Chapter 1: Two Systems Operating Synchronously

Chapter 2: Race and Sexualities in Everyday Life

Spolight 2.1 Racialized Sexualities and the "Down Low"

PART II: TRANSNATIONAL, LOCAL AND GLOBAL SEXUAL/RACED MESSAGES

Chapter 3: Racialized Sexualization in Transnational Human Rights

Spotlight 3.1 Contradictions and Advancements in Colombia: Some Context

Chapter 4: Racing Sex Work

Spotlight 4.1 Racialized Embodiments, Differential Treatment

Chapter 5: Sexualizing Immigration

Spotlight 5.1 - Clare Sears’ Arresting Dress: Stereotypes

Influencing Policy

Conclusion: Racialized Sexualities - On Experience, Policy, and Scholarship

Bibliography

Index

About the Author
Salvador Vidal-Ortiz is Associate Professor of Sociology at American University

Brandon Andrew Robinson is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin

Cristina Khan is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Connecticut
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"[The] challenge of thinking through the efficiency of available concepts to comprehensively engage with individuals' and groups' shifting social positionings is the major contribution of Race and Sexuality."
The Sociological Review 

 

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