“Tribute to the Ancestors”: Ritual Performance and Same-Gender-Loving Men of African Descent

@article{Beasley2008TributeTT,
  title={“Tribute to the Ancestors”: Ritual Performance and Same-Gender-Loving Men of African Descent},
  author={Myron M. Beasley},
  journal={Text and Performance Quarterly},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={433 - 457}
}
  • M. Beasley
  • Published 1 October 2008
  • Sociology
  • Text and Performance Quarterly
This essay explores the ritual performance of the “Tribute to the Ancestors.” Specifically this ethnographic essay situates the “Tribute to the Ancestors,” a ritual of death and loss by a community of same-gender-loving men of African descent, as an experimental practice that reveal both transformative powers and social tensions in contemporary society relating to the black gay male body. 
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