By Kathryn Bond Stockton

ISBN-10: 0822337835

ISBN-13: 9780822337836

ISBN-10: 0822337967

ISBN-13: 9780822337966

Shame, Kathryn Bond Stockton argues in Beautiful backside, appealing Shame, has usually been a gathering position for the symptoms “black” and “queer” and for black and queer people—overlapping teams who've been publicly marked as degraded and debased. but if and why have convinced different types of disgrace been embraced through blacks and queers? How does debasement foster points of interest? How is it used for cultured satisfaction? What does it provide for initiatives of sorrow and methods of inventive historic figuring out? How and why is it principal to camp?

Stockton engages the domain names of African American reviews, queer conception, psychoanalysis, movie thought, images, semiotics, and gender reviews. She brings jointly thinkers hardly, if ever, learn jointly in one study—James Baldwin, Radclyffe corridor, Jean Genet, Toni Morrison, Robert Mapplethorpe, Eldridge Cleaver, Todd Haynes, Norman Mailer, Leslie Feinberg, David Fincher, and Quentin Tarantino—and reads them with and opposed to significant theorists, together with Georges Bataille, Sigmund Freud, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Jacques Lacan, Roland Barthes, and Leo Bersani. Stockton asserts that there's no transparent, reflected relation among the phrases “black” and “queer”; particularly, likely definitive institutions connected to every are frequently taken up or crossed via by way of the opposite. Stockton explores dramatic switchpoints among those phrases: the stigmatized “skin” of a few queers’ outfits, the outline of blacks as an “economic bottom,” the visible strength of interracial gay rape, the complex good judgment of so-called same-sex miscegenation, and the ways that a well-known depiction of slavery (namely, Morrison’s Beloved) turns out sure up with depictions of AIDS. the entire thinkers Stockton considers scrutinize the social nature of disgrace as they study the constructions that make debasements attainable, bearable, gratifying, and inventive, even of their darkness.

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