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The Resource Sissy insurgencies : a racial anatomy of unfit manliness, Marlon B. Ross

Sissy insurgencies : a racial anatomy of unfit manliness, Marlon B. Ross

Label
Sissy insurgencies : a racial anatomy of unfit manliness
Title
Sissy insurgencies
Title remainder
a racial anatomy of unfit manliness
Statement of responsibility
Marlon B. Ross
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sissy Insurgencies Marlon B. Ross focuses on the figure of the sissy in order to rethink how Americans have imagined, articulated, and negotiated manhood and boyhood from the 1880s to the present. Rather than collapsing sissiness into homosexuality, Ross shows how sissiness constitutes a historically fluid range of gender practices that is expressed as a physical manifestation, discursive epithet, social identity, and political phenomenon. He reconsiders several black leaders, intellectuals, musicians, and athletes within the context of sissiness, from Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and James Baldwin to Little Richard, Amiri Baraka, and Wilt Chamberlain. Whether examining Washington's practice of cleaning as an iteration of sissiness, James Baldwin's self-fashioned sissy deportment, or sissiphobia in professional sports and black nationalism, Ross demonstrates that sissiness can be embraced and exploited to conform to American gender norms or disrupt racialized patriarchy. In this way, sissiness constitutes a central element in modern understandings of race and gender"--
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1956-
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Ross, Marlon Bryan
Dewey number
305.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075.5.U3
LC item number
R677 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Effeminacy
  • Sex role
  • Gender identity
  • Masculinity
  • Gender nonconformity
  • Male homosexuality
  • Effeminacy
  • Gender identity
  • Gender nonconformity
  • Male homosexuality
  • Masculinity
  • Sex role
  • United States
Label
Sissy insurgencies : a racial anatomy of unfit manliness, Marlon B. Ross
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sissies Everywhere -- Can the Sissy Be Insurgent? -- Sissy Housekeeping: Cleanliness, Gender Dissonance, and the Spoils of Political Patronage at Washington's Tuskegee -- Un/fit Manliness: Evading Masculine Brutality in James Weldon Johnson's Sissy Narratives -- Baldwin's Sissy Heroics -- Sissy but Not Gay: Anatomy of the Post-Civil Rights Straight Black Sissy -- Gay but Not Sissy: Race and the Queering of the Professional Athlete -- Whatever Happened or Will Happen to the Sissy-Boy?
Control code
on1245343806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 440 pages
Isbn
9781478017837
Lccn
2021018499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Sissy insurgencies : a racial anatomy of unfit manliness, Marlon B. Ross
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sissies Everywhere -- Can the Sissy Be Insurgent? -- Sissy Housekeeping: Cleanliness, Gender Dissonance, and the Spoils of Political Patronage at Washington's Tuskegee -- Un/fit Manliness: Evading Masculine Brutality in James Weldon Johnson's Sissy Narratives -- Baldwin's Sissy Heroics -- Sissy but Not Gay: Anatomy of the Post-Civil Rights Straight Black Sissy -- Gay but Not Sissy: Race and the Queering of the Professional Athlete -- Whatever Happened or Will Happen to the Sissy-Boy?
Control code
on1245343806
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 440 pages
Isbn
9781478017837
Lccn
2021018499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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