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Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Monica Michlin and Jean-Paul Rocchi


Black Intersectionalities goes beyond conventional identity studies to offer a critique of identity categories themselves. Markers of identity are too often assigned, examined, and theorized as definitive binaries that fail to take into account the dynamism of individuality and its relationship to the social whole, relegating people to either male or female, straight or gay, black or white, and so on. Focusing on the way identity is both constructed and constructive, the authors in this collection progress beyond prescribed categories, seeking to develop new types of interdisciplinary framewor ... More

Keywords: black being, blackness, black feminism, gender, identity, intersectionality, queer, race, sexuality, theory

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781846319389
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Monica Michlin, editor
Universite Paris-Sorbonne

Jean-Paul Rocchi, editor
Universite Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallee

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Front Matter

I Challenging Hegemonic Gender Identities

II Nonconformity and Narrative Theorizing

III Upsurges of Desire

IV Epistemological Genealogies and Prospections

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