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Black on both sides

C. Riley Snorton

Black on both sides

a racial history of trans identity

by C. Riley Snorton

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American transgender people,
  • Transgender people,
  • Racism,
  • Identity

  • About the Edition

    The story of Christine Jorgensen, Americas 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. 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 mens" access to the female within, he 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.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-243) and index.

    StatementC. Riley Snorton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ77.95.U6 S66 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 259 pages
    Number of Pages259
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26941426M
    ISBN 101517901723, 1517901731
    ISBN 109781517901721, 9781517901738
    LC Control Number2017042186
    OCLC/WorldCa982091801

    Get this from a library! Black on both sides: a racial history of trans identity. [C Riley Snorton] -- The story of Christine Jorgensen, Americas first prominent transsexual, famously narrated trans embodiment in the postwar era. Her celebrity, however, has obscured other mid-century trans. Black on Both Sides traces Black “trans” subjectivity in the 19th and 20th century; each chapter takes up an event in history such as the nonconsensual gynecological testing of Black women in the 19th century or mid-twentieth century newspaper articles on individuals whose gender expression does not align with their assigned gender/5(16).

    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. 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 g on a deep and varied archive of materials—early sexological texts, fugitive slave narratives, Afro-modernist literature.

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