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Author Linke, Kai, 1981- author. Author.

Title Good white queers? : racism and whiteness in queer U.S. comics / Kai Linke.

Publication Info. Bielefeld : Transcript, [2021]


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Description 1 online resource (329 pages)
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Series Queer studies ; volume 23
Queer studies ; Bd. 23.
Note "This book is based on a PhD thesis submitted to the Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2018 (title: Good White Queers? Tracing the Limits of (Self-)Critical Engagements with Racism and Whiteness in Queer Comics from the US)"--Title page verso.
Contents Introduction -- Theoretical and historical founcations -- Alison Bechdel's Dykes to watch out for : a white fantasy of a post-racial lesbian community -- Howard Cruse's Stuck rubbery baby : how "gay is the new Black" discourses shape the white gay imaginary -- Jaime Cortez's Sexile/Sexilio : unlearning homonationalism and developing alternative discourses -- Conclusion : the limits of white LGBTIQ self-representations.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-329).
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Transcript, viewed February 10, 2023).
Access Open access.
Terms Of Use Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International CC BY 4.0 cc
Subject Bechdel, Alison, 1960- Dykes to watch out for.
Cruse, Howard. Stuck rubber baby.
Cortez, Jaime. Sexile.
Queer comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- History and criticism.
Queer comic books, strips, etc. -- Social aspects -- United States.
White race identity in comics.
Racism in comics.
Race in comics.
Gay people in comics.
White people -- Race identity -- United States.
Racism -- United States.
Racisme -- États-Unis.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- LGBT Studies -- Gay Studies.
Racism in comics
Queer comic books, strips, etc.
Race in comics
White people -- Race identity
United States
Queer comics.
White queer people.
White LGBTQ+ people
Indexed Term Comic.
Cultural Studies.
Gender Studies.
Queer Theory.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Comics criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Comics criticism.
Critiques de bandes dessinées et de romans graphiques.
Added Title Racism and whiteness in queer U.S. comics
ISBN 9783839449172 (PDF)
3839449170 (PDF)
9783837649178 (print)
3837649172 (print)
Standard No. 10.14361/9783839449172 doi

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