Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion (Sexual Cultures) by Maria C. Sanchez, Linda Schlossberg
ISBN: 0814781233
ISBN13: 978-0814781234
Author: Maria C. Sanchez, Linda Schlossberg
Title: Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion (Sexual Cultures)
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Publisher: NYU Press (August 1, 2001)
Language: English
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Categoty: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences

Passing for what you are notwhether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as womencan be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks us to reconsider our assumptions and forces our most cherished fantasies of identity to self-destruct, that is centrally addressed in Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion.

Identity in Western culture is largely structured around visibility, whether in the service of science (Victorian physiognomy), psychoanalysis (Lacan's mirror stage), or philosophy (the Panopticon). As such, it is charged with anxieties regarding classification and social demarcation. Passing wreaks havoc with accepted systems of social recognition and cultural intelligibility, blurring the carefully-marked lines of race, gender, and class.

Bringing together theories of passing across a host of disciplinesfrom critical race theory and lesbian and gay studies, to literary theory and religious studiesPassing complicates our current understanding of the visual and categories of identity.

Contributors: Michael Bronski, Karen McCarthy Brown, Bradley Epps, Judith Halberstam, Peter Hitchcock, Daniel Itzkovitz, Patrick O'Malley, Miriam Peskowitz, María C. Sánchez Linda Schlossberg, and Sharon Ullman.


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