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The Resource Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity, C. Riley Snorton

Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity, C. Riley Snorton

Label
Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity
Title
Black on both sides
Title remainder
a racial history of trans identity
Statement of responsibility
C. Riley Snorton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of Christine Jorgensen, Americas first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans narratives-ones lived by African Americans such as Lucy Hicks Anderson and James McHarris. Their erasure from trans history masks the profound ways race has figured prominently in the construction and representation of transgender subjects. C. Riley Snorton identifies multiple intersections between blackness and transness from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day anti-black and anti-trans legislation and violence. Drawing on a deep and varied archive of materials-early sexological texts, fugitive slave narratives, Afro-modernist literature, sensationalist journalism, Hollywood films-Snorton attends to how slavery and the production of racialized gender provided the foundations for an understanding of gender as mutable. In tracing the twinned genealogies of blackness and transness, Snorton follows multiple trajectories, from the medical experiments conducted on enslaved black women by J. Marion Sims, the father of American gynecology,to the negation of blackness that makes transnormativity possible. Revealing instances of personal sovereignty among blacks living in the antebellum North that were mapped in terms of cross dressing and canonical black literary works that express black mens access to the female within, he concludes with a reading of the fate of Phillip DeVine, who was murdered alongside Brandon Teena in 1993, a fact omitted from the film Boys Don't Cry out of narrative convenience
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snorton, C. Riley
Dewey number
306.76/80973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ77.95.U6
LC item number
S66 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transgender people
  • African American transgender people
  • Transgender people
  • Racism
  • African American transgender people
  • Racism
  • Transgender people
  • Transgender people
  • United States
Label
Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity, C. Riley Snorton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-243) 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
Introduction -- Part I. Blacken. Anatomically speaking : ungendered flesh and the science of sex -- Trans capable : fungibility, fugitivity, and the matter of being -- Part II. Transit. Reading the "trans-" in transatlantic literature : on the "female" within Three Negro classics -- Part III. Blackout. A nightmarish silhouette : racialization and the long exposure of transition -- DeVine's cut : public memory and the politics of martyrdom
Control code
ocn982091801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9781517901721
Lccn
2017042186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99974554295
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982091801
Label
Black on both sides : a racial history of trans identity, C. Riley Snorton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-243) 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
Introduction -- Part I. Blacken. Anatomically speaking : ungendered flesh and the science of sex -- Trans capable : fungibility, fugitivity, and the matter of being -- Part II. Transit. Reading the "trans-" in transatlantic literature : on the "female" within Three Negro classics -- Part III. Blackout. A nightmarish silhouette : racialization and the long exposure of transition -- DeVine's cut : public memory and the politics of martyrdom
Control code
ocn982091801
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 259 pages
Isbn
9781517901721
Lccn
2017042186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99974554295
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982091801

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