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Black Gay Man (Sexual Cultures)
At turns autobiographical, political, literary, erotic, and humorous, Black Gay Man will spoil our preconceived notions of not only what it means to be black, gay and male but also what it means to be a contemporary intellectual. Both a celebration of black gay male identity as well as a powerful critique of the structures that allow for the production of that identity, Bl ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by New York University Press
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This collection contains Reid-Pharr's extraordinary "Tearing the Goat's Flesh." I am a touch suspicious of Reid-Pharr's alleged surprise at his publisher's demand that he edit his prose to professional standards of decorum, but don't mind because the larger point he makes in that account is endlessly provocative: what is queer about a queer studies that cannot use the language of sexuality as it circulates in queer communities? I don't mean to make it sound as though either this essay or the boo ...more