Black on Both Sides

Black on Both Sides
Author: C. Riley Snorton
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1452955859
ISBN 13: 9781452955858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black on Both Sides Book Review:

The story of Christine Jorgensen, America’s 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. In Black on Both Sides, 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 men’s access to the “female within,” Black on Both Sides 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. Reconstructing these theoretical and historical trajectories furthers our imaginative capacities to conceive more livable black and trans worlds.

Nobody Is Supposed to Know

Nobody Is Supposed to Know
Author: C. Riley Snorton
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN 10: 1452940916
ISBN 13: 9781452940915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nobody Is Supposed to Know Book Review:

Since the early 2000s, the phenomenon of the “down low”—black men who have sex with men as well as women and do not identify as gay, queer, or bisexual—has exploded in news media and popular culture, from the Oprah Winfrey Show to R & B singer R. Kelly’s hip hopera Trapped in the Closet. Most down-low stories are morality tales in which black men are either predators who risk infecting their unsuspecting female partners with HIV or victims of a pathological black culture that repudiates openly gay identities. In both cases, down-low narratives depict black men as sexually dangerous, duplicitous, promiscuous, and contaminated. In Nobody Is Supposed to Know, C. Riley Snorton traces the emergence and circulation of the down low in contemporary media and popular culture to show how these portrayals reinforce troubling perceptions of black sexuality. Reworking Eve Sedgwick’s notion of the “glass closet,” Snorton advances a new theory of such representations in which black sexuality is marked by hypervisibility and confinement, spectacle and speculation. Through close readings of news, music, movies, television, and gossip blogs, Nobody Is Supposed to Know explores the contemporary genealogy, meaning, and functions of the down low. Snorton examines how the down low links blackness and queerness in the popular imagination and how the down low is just one example of how media and popular culture surveil and police black sexuality. Looking at figures such as Ma Rainey, Bishop Eddie L. Long, J. L. King, and Will Smith, he ultimately contends that down-low narratives reveal the limits of current understandings of black sexuality.

Christgau s Consumer Guide Albums of the 90s

Christgau s Consumer Guide  Albums of the  90s
Author: Robert Christgau
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2000-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780312245603
ISBN 13: 0312245602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christgau s Consumer Guide Albums of the 90s Book Review:

A long-time rock critic, the chief music critic for The Village Voice offers an insightful overview of the music of the 1990s, discussing rock, rap, country, world music, and more, and grading albums from A+ works to the total failures. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Both Sides of the Bench

Both Sides of the Bench
Author: Barrington Black
Publsiher: Waterside Press
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2015-10-28
ISBN 10: 1909976318
ISBN 13: 9781909976313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Both Sides of the Bench Book Review:

Barrington Black was for many years one of the UK’s best-known criminal defence lawyers and founder of a solicitor’s firm in Leeds now commemorated in the name of a practice known as Black’s. He was later a Metropolitan Stipendiary Magistrate and Circuit Judge in the Crown Court before becoming a Supreme Court Justice in Gibraltar. Both Sides of the Bench charts his life, legal and judicial progress and his contributions as legal expert to such programmes as BBC TV Look North and Yorkshire Television’s Calendar. Always in demand due to his reputation as a reliable defence solicitor, he was sought out by among others the serial killer Donald Neilson also known as the Black Panther as well as being involved in other high profile cases. His accounts of these and other fascinating cases from his life as a lawyer and judge form the main parts of this compelling book which also looks at his early life, political ambitions and time in the army when he was involved in Courts Martial. It also takes readers behind the scenes to show what it is like to establish and run a legal practice as it grows and develops and contains insights into the normally private and behind the scenes world of the judiciary. Written by one of the UK’s best-remembered defence lawyers, Both Sides of the Bench takes readers behind the scenes of life as a busy lawyer, judge and family man. A valuable social history due to its descriptive passages of parts of London and England and Wales the book also contains criticisms of the way criminal defence is at-risk of dilution. Review 'Filled with anecdotes and observations from a lifetime in court that will be of interest to any practising or student lawyer. There is much to learn from Mr Justice Black’s anecdotes, which are often laced with dark humour and dry wit ... The book is lined with nuggets of practical advice that any criminal lawyer will find useful'- Gibraltar Chronicle. 'An excellent set of views and opinions from a leading well-known and controversial lawyer of our time'- Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers.

Playing for Both Sides

Playing for Both Sides
Author: Stephanie Johnson
Publsiher: Bridget Williams Books
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2016-08-12
ISBN 10: 0947492267
ISBN 13: 9780947492267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing for Both Sides Book Review:

For novelist Stephanie Johnson, her relationship with Australia and Australians has been an ambivalent one. She has lived there for periods in her life, and her first book, a collection of short stories, was actually published in Australia. She was described then as a young Australian writer, something she says she agreed to ‘for reasons that are complex and some of them hardly honourable’. For Johnson the longing to return has waxed and waned. ‘Why don’t I live there?’ she often asks herself. Yet she is a sixth-generation New Zealander. In this BWB Text Johnson explores her elusive and ambivalent feelings about the sunburnt country – which includes a musician’s road trip there with her singer-songwriter son Skyscraper Stan – and in so doing casts fascinating light on some of the formative influences that have shaped the work of this award-winning New Zealand writer.

Both Sides of the Fence 2

Both Sides of the Fence 2
Author: M.T. Pope
Publsiher: Urban Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 9781599831541
ISBN 13: 1599831546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Both Sides of the Fence 2 Book Review:

Ten years after their home was almost torn apart by infidelity, Mona and Shawn Black are just getting back to normal . . . or so it seems. Both Shawn and Mona are still keeping secrets from each other and their immediate family. Back to his old tricks, James Parks exits prison older but not wiser, and his bitter rage seeks revenge. He again manipulates the lives of the Black family with knowledge of secrets that they hold locked away. He uses any and everyone in his path to get his payback; that is, until he stumbles onto someone who offers him something he vowed to do away with forever: love. Will Mona and Shawn learn that it is best not to keep secrets and just let the chips fall where they may? Will James bury the hatchet to try his hand at love once again? Is there still hope for these wayward souls, or will they be swallowed up by their lies and secrets once again? Secrets, lies, deception, murder, lust, and revenge rule the pages of this sophisticated drama. Let's see what happens when the gates of their lives swing wide open once again.

Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit
Author: Kenan Malik
Publsiher: Oneworld Publications Limited
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2009-04-16
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000066062899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Fruit Book Review:

Debates about race are back and they're only getting bigger. There has recently been a massive upsurge in scientific racial research. The US government has licensed a heart drug to be used only on African Americans. A genetic study claims that Jews are more intelligent because their history of financial occupations favored genes associated with cleverness. Malik argues that this rise in racial ideas is paradoxically due to the efforts of liberal anti-racism.

Black Queer Studies

Black Queer Studies
Author: E. Patrick Johnson,Mae G. Henderson
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2005-10-11
ISBN 10: 0822387220
ISBN 13: 9780822387220
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Queer Studies Book Review:

While over the past decade a number of scholars have done significant work on questions of black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered identities, this volume is the first to collect this groundbreaking work and make black queer studies visible as a developing field of study in the United States. Bringing together essays by established and emergent scholars, this collection assesses the strengths and weaknesses of prior work on race and sexuality and highlights the theoretical and political issues at stake in the nascent field of black queer studies. Including work by scholars based in English, film studies, black studies, sociology, history, political science, legal studies, cultural studies, and performance studies, the volume showcases the broadly interdisciplinary nature of the black queer studies project. The contributors consider representations of the black queer body, black queer literature, the pedagogical implications of black queer studies, and the ways that gender and sexuality have been glossed over in black studies and race and class marginalized in queer studies. Whether exploring the closet as a racially loaded metaphor, arguing for the inclusion of diaspora studies in black queer studies, considering how the black lesbian voice that was so expressive in the 1970s and 1980s is all but inaudible today, or investigating how the social sciences have solidified racial and sexual exclusionary practices, these insightful essays signal an important and necessary expansion of queer studies. Contributors. Bryant K. Alexander, Devon Carbado, Faedra Chatard Carpenter, Keith Clark, Cathy Cohen, Roderick A. Ferguson, Jewelle Gomez, Phillip Brian Harper, Mae G. Henderson, Sharon P. Holland, E. Patrick Johnson, Kara Keeling, Dwight A. McBride, Charles I. Nero, Marlon B. Ross, Rinaldo Walcott, Maurice O. Wallace

Justice on Both Sides

Justice on Both Sides
Author: Maisha T. Winn
Publsiher: Race and Education
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781682531822
ISBN 13: 1682531821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justice on Both Sides Book Review:

This book aims to offer a theory of restorative justice in education and map pedagogical stances that support restorative, transformative justice discourse and practice.--

An Unseen Light

An Unseen Light
Author: Aram Goudsouzian,Charles W. McKinney Jr.
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2018-03-20
ISBN 10: 0813175534
ISBN 13: 9780813175539
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Unseen Light Book Review:

During the second half of the nineteenth century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the Mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic organizations and grassroots movements. On April 4, 1968, the city found itself at the epicenter of the civil rights movement when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel. Nevertheless, despite the many significant events that took place in the city and its citizens' many contributions to the black freedom struggle, Memphis has been largely overlooked by historians of the civil rights movement. In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis's role in African American history during the twentieth century. Together, they investigate episodes such as the 1940 "Reign of Terror" when black Memphians experienced a prolonged campaign of harassment, mass arrests, and violence at the hands of police. They also examine topics including the relationship between the labor and civil rights movements, the fight for economic advancement in black communities, and the impact of music on the city's culture. Covering subjects as diverse as politics, sports, music, activism, and religion, An Unseen Light illuminates Memphis's place in the long history of the struggle for African American freedom.

Both Sides Now

Both Sides Now
Author: Amy Wells
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-01-20
ISBN 10: 9780520942486
ISBN 13: 0520942485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Both Sides Now Book Review:

This is the untold story of a generation that experienced one of the most extraordinary chapters in our nation's history—school desegregation. Many have attempted to define desegregation, which peaked in the late 1970s, as either a success or a failure; surprisingly few have examined the experiences of the students who lived though it. Featuring the voices of blacks, whites, and Latinos who graduated in 1980 from racially diverse schools, Both Sides Now offers a powerful firsthand account of how desegregation affected students—during high school and later in life. Their stories, set in a rich social and historical context, underscore the manifold benefits of school desegregation while providing an essential perspective on the current backlash against it.

Judging Science

Judging Science
Author: Kenneth R. Foster,Peter W. Huber
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780262561204
ISBN 13: 0262561204
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judging Science Book Review:

Attempting to reconcile the law's need for workable rules of evidence with the views of scientific validity and reliability. What is scientific knowledge and when is it reliable? These deceptively simple questions have been the source of endless controversy. In 1993, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling on the use of scientific evidence in federal courts. Federal judges may admit expert scientific evidence only if it merits the label scientific knowledge. The testimony must be scientifically reliable and valid. This book is organized around the criteria set out in the 1993 ruling. Following a general overview, the authors look at issues of fit--whether a plausible theory relates specific facts to the larger factual issues in contention; philosophical concepts such as the falsifiability of scientific claims; scientific error; reliability in science, particularly in fields such as epidemiology and toxicology; the meaning of scientific validity; peer review and the problem of boundary setting; and the risks of confusion and prejudice when presenting science to a jury. The book's conclusion attempts to reconcile the law's need for workable rules of evidence with the views of scientific validity and reliability that emerge from science and other disciplines.

Black Soundscapes White Stages

Black Soundscapes White Stages
Author: Edwin C. Hill
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1421410591
ISBN 13: 9781421410593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Soundscapes White Stages Book Review:

Black Soundscapes White Stages explores the role of sound in understanding the African Diaspora on both sides of the Atlantic, from the City of Light to the islands of the French Antilles. From the writings of European travelers in the seventeenth century to short-wave radio transmissions in the early twentieth century, Edwin C. Hill Jr. uses music, folk song, film, and poetry to listen for the tragic cri nègre. Building a conceptualization of black Atlantic sound inspired by Frantz Fanon's pioneering work on colonial speech and desire, Hill contends that sound constitutes a terrain of contestation, both violent and pleasurable, where colonial and anti-colonial ideas about race and gender are critically imagined, inscribed, explored, and resisted. In the process, this book explores the dreams and realizations of black diasporic mobility and separation as represented by some of its most powerful soundtexts and cultural practitioners, and it poses questions about their legacies for us today. In the process, thee dreams and realities of Black Atlantic mobility and separation as represented by some of its most powerful soundtexts and cultural practitioners, such as the poetry of Léon-Gontran Damas—a founder of the Négritude movement—and Josephine Baker’s performance in the 1935 film Princesse Tam Tam. As the first in Johns Hopkins’s new series on the African Diaspora, this book offers new insight into the legacies of these exceptional artists and their global influence.

Writing on Both Sides of the Brain

Writing on Both Sides of the Brain
Author: Henriette A. Klauser
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 0063010259
ISBN 13: 9780063010253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing on Both Sides of the Brain Book Review:

A revolutionary approach to writing that will teach you how to express yourself fluently and with confidence for the rest of your life.

Queering the Color Line

Queering the Color Line
Author: Siobhan B. Somerville
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780822324430
ISBN 13: 0822324431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Queering the Color Line Book Review:

The interconnected constructions of race and sexuality at the turn of the century.

Black Queer Flesh

Black Queer Flesh
Author: Alvin J. Henry
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 1452964440
ISBN 13: 9781452964447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Queer Flesh Book Review:

A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity Black Queer Flesh reinterprets key African American novels from the Harlem Renaissance to Black Modernism to contemporary literature, showing how authors have imagined a new model of black queer selfhood. African American authors blame liberal humanism’s model of subjectivity for double consciousness and find that liberal humanism’s celebration of individual autonomy and agency is a way of disciplining Black queer lives. These authors thus reject subjectivity in search of a new mode of the self that Alvin J. Henry names “black queer flesh”—a model of selfhood that is collective, plural, fluctuating, and deeply connected to the black queer past. Henry begins with early twentieth-century authors such as Jessie Redmon Fauset and James Weldon Johnson. These authors adapted the Bildungsroman, the novel of self-formation, to show African Americans gaining freedom and agency by becoming a liberal, autonomous subjects. These authors, however, discovered that the promise of liberal autonomy held out by the Bildungsroman was yet another tool of antiblack racism. As a result, they tentatively experimented with repurposing the Bildungsroman to throw off subjectivity and its attendant double consciousness. In contrast, Nella Larsen, Henry shows, was the first author to fully reject subjectivity. In Quicksand and Passing, Larsen invented a new genre showing her queer characters—characters whose queerness already positioned them on the margins of subjectivity—escaping subjectivity altogether. Using Ralph Ellison’s archival drafts, Henry then powerfully rereads Invisible Man, revealing that the protagonist as a queer, disabled character taught by the novel’s many other queer, disabled characters to likewise seek a selfhood beyond subjectivity. Although Larsen and Ellison sketch glimpses of this selfhood beyond subjectivity, only Saidiya Hartman’s Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments shows a protagonist fully inhabiting black queer flesh—a new mode of selfhood that is collective, plural, always evolving, and no longer alienated from the black past. Black Queer Flesh is an original and necessary contribution to black literary studies, offering new ways to understand and appreciate the canonical texts and far more.

The British Empire A Very Short Introduction

The British Empire  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Ashley Jackson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-05-30
ISBN 10: 0199605416
ISBN 13: 9780199605415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The British Empire A Very Short Introduction Book Review:

The British Empire influenced many aspects of the world we live in today. The international system remains heavily marked by British imperialism, and the borders, nations, and federations it created. This Very Short Introduction introduces and defines the British Empire, reviewing how it evolved into such a force, and the legacy it left behind.

When Time Warps

When Time Warps
Author: Megan Burke
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1452962138
ISBN 13: 9781452962139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When Time Warps Book Review:

An inquiry into the phenomenology of “woman” based in the relationship between lived time and sexual violence Feminist phenomenologists have long understood a woman’s life as inhibited, confined, and constrained by sexual violence. In this important inquiry, author Megan Burke both builds and expands on this legacy by examining the production of normative womanhood through racist tropes and colonial domination. Ultimately, Burke charts a new feminist phenomenology based in the relationship between lived time and sexual violence. By focusing on time instead of space, When Time Warps places sexualized racism at the center of the way “woman” is lived. Burke transports questions of time and gender outside the realm of the historical, making provocative new insights into how gendered individuals live time, and how their temporal existence is changed through particular experiences. Providing a potent reexamination of the theory of Simone de Beauvoir—while also bringing to the fore important women of color theorists and engaging in the temporal aspects of #MeToo—When Time Warps makes a necessary, lasting contribution to our understanding of gender, race, and sexual violence.

Pharaohs on Both Sides of the Blood Red Waters

Pharaohs on Both Sides of the Blood Red Waters
Author: Allan Aubrey Boesak
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 1498296904
ISBN 13: 9781498296908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharaohs on Both Sides of the Blood Red Waters Book Review:

After the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles, are we truly living in post-racial, post-apartheid societies where the word struggle is now out of place? Do we now truly realize that, as President Obama said, the situation for the Palestinian people is “intolerable”? This book argues that this is not so, and asks, “What has Soweto to do with Ferguson, New York with Cape Town, Baltimore with Ramallah?” With South Africa, the United States, and Palestine as the most immediate points of reference, it seeks to explore the global wave of renewed struggles and nonviolent revolutions led largely by young people and the challenges these pose to prophetic theology and the church. It invites the reader to engage in a trans-Atlantic conversation on freedom, justice, peace, and dignity. These struggles for justice reflect the proposal the book discusses: there are pharaohs on both sides of the blood-red waters. Central to this conversation are the issues of faith and struggles for justice; the call for reconciliation—its possibilities and risks; the challenges of and from youth leadership; prophetic resistance; and the resilient, audacious hope without which no struggle has a future. The book argues that these revolutions will only succeed if they are claimed, embraced, and driven by the people.

Butch Queens Up in Pumps

Butch Queens Up in Pumps
Author: Marlon M Bailey
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN 10: 0472051962
ISBN 13: 9780472051960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Butch Queens Up in Pumps Book Review:

20 years after Paris Is Burning, a rare look at Ballroom culture—from the inside