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The Resource Sweet tea : Black gay men of the South, E. Patrick Johnson

Sweet tea : Black gay men of the South, E. Patrick Johnson

Label
Sweet tea : Black gay men of the South
Title
Sweet tea
Title remainder
Black gay men of the South
Statement of responsibility
E. Patrick Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Giving voice to a population rarely acknowledged in writings about the South,Sweet Teacollects life stories from black gay men who were born, raised, and continue to live in the southern United States. E. Patrick Johnson challenges stereotypes of the South as "backward" or "repressive," suggesting that these men draw upon the performance of "southernness"politeness, coded speech, and religiosity, for exampleto legitimate themselves as members of both southern and black cultures. At the same time, Johnson argues, they deploy those same codes to establish and build friendship networks and to find sexual partners and life partners.Traveling to every southern state, Johnson conducted interviews with more than seventy black gay men between the ages of 19 and 93. The voices collected here dispute the idea that gay subcultures flourish primarily in northern, secular, urban areas. In addition to filling a gap in the sexual history of the South,Sweet Teaoffers a window into the ways that black gay men negotiate their sexual and racial identities with their southern cultural and religious identities. The narratives also reveal how they build and maintain community in many spaces and activities, some of which may appear to be antigay. Ultimately,Sweet Teavalidates the lives of these black gay men and reinforces the role of storytelling in both African American and southern cultures."---web
Storyline
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285731
Cataloging source
DLC
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1967-
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Johnson, E. Patrick
Dewey number
306.76/6208996073075
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.27.A37
LC item number
J64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African American gay men
  • Southern States
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Black gay men of the South
Label
Sweet tea : Black gay men of the South, E. Patrick Johnson
Instantiates
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
Some bitter and some sweet : growing up Black and gay in the South -- Coming out and turning the closet inside out -- Church sissies : gayness and the Black church -- Do you get down? : homosex in the South -- Trannies, transvestites, and drag queens, oh my! : transitioning the South -- Sweet magnolias : love and relationships -- Of legends and young'uns : Black gay men across generations -- Epilogue: Why this story now?
Control code
707525
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780807832097
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807832097
  • (OCoLC)193902257
Label
Sweet tea : Black gay men of the South, E. Patrick Johnson
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
Some bitter and some sweet : growing up Black and gay in the South -- Coming out and turning the closet inside out -- Church sissies : gayness and the Black church -- Do you get down? : homosex in the South -- Trannies, transvestites, and drag queens, oh my! : transitioning the South -- Sweet magnolias : love and relationships -- Of legends and young'uns : Black gay men across generations -- Epilogue: Why this story now?
Control code
707525
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780807832097
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008005617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780807832097
  • (OCoLC)193902257

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