Good White Queers?

Racism and Whiteness in Queer U.S. Comics

How do white queer people portray our own whiteness? Can we, in the stories we tell about ourselves, face the uncomfortable fact that, while queer, we might still be racist? If we cannot, what does that say about us as potential allies in intersectional struggles? A careful analysis of Dykes To Watch Out For and Stuck Rubber Baby by queer comic icons Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse traces the intersections of queerness and racism in the neglected medium of queer comics, while a close reading of Jaime Cortez's striking graphic novel Sexile/Sexilio offers glimpses of the complexities and difficult truths that lie beyond the limits of where white queer self-representations dare to tread.

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27 March 2021, ca. 330 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4917-8

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Author(s)
Kai Linke
Book title
Good White Queers? Racism and Whiteness in Queer U.S. Comics
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 330
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 30 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4917-8
Commodity Group
1726
BIC-Code
JFSK JFSL FZG AKLC
BISAC-Code
SOC012000 SOC031000 LIT017000
THEMA-Code
JBSJ JBSL1 AKLC1
Release date
27 March 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Geschlecht, Medien, Rassismus
Readership
Gender Studies, Queer Studies, Critical Race Studies, Critical Whiteness Studies, Comics Studies, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Comics, Racism, Whiteness, Queer Theory, Sexuality, Gender, Media, Comic, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies

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