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Race and Sexuality

ISBN: 978-1-5095-1383-3
200 pages
April 2018, Polity
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The connections between race and sexuality are constant in our lives, however race and sexuality are not often linked together in productive, analytical ways. 

This illuminating book delves into the interrelation of race and sexuality as inseparable elements of our identities and social lives. The authors approach the study of race and sexuality through an interdisciplinary lens, focusing on power, social arrangements and hierarchies, and the production of social difference. Through their analysis, the authors map the historical, discursive, and structural manifestations of race and sexuality, noting the everyday effects that the intersections of these categories have on people's lived experiences. With both US-based and transnational cases, this book presents an empirical grounding for understanding how race and sexuality are mutually constitutive categories. 

Providing a comprehensive overview of racialized sexualities, Race and Sexuality is an essential text for any advanced course on race, sexuality, and intersectionality.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Two Systems Operating Synchronously
  • Chapter 2: Race and Sexualities in Everyday Life
  • Spolight 2.1 Racialized Sexualities and the “Down Low”
  • Chapter 3: Racialized Sexualization in Transnational Human Rights
  • Spotlight 3.1 Contradictions and Advancements in Colombia: Some Context
  • Chapter 4: Racing Sex Work
  • Spotlight 4.1 Racialized Embodiments, Differential Treatment
  • Chapter 5: Sexualizing Immigration
  • Spotlight 5.1 - Clare Sears’ Arresting Dress: Stereotypes
  • Influencing Policy
  • Conclusion: Racialized Sexualities - On Experience, Policy, and Scholarship
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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Author Information

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz is Associate Professor of Sociology at American University

Brandon Andrew Robinson is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin

Cristina Khan is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Connecticut
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