Brutality and Brotherhood: James Baldwin and Prison Sexuality

@article{Plastas2013BrutalityAB,
  title={Brutality and Brotherhood: James Baldwin and Prison Sexuality},
  author={Melinda Plastas and Melinda Eve Allegra Raimon},
  journal={African American Review},
  year={2013},
  volume={46},
  pages={687 - 699}
}
This essay situates Baldwin’s writing within the political climate of the early 1970s and within a period discourse that understood prisons as important sites of political struggle. We show that, for Baldwin, prisons elucidate the historic and intimate interplay of masculinity, sexuality, and race. They constitute at the same time sites of homosexual/homosocial closeness and love, as well as masculine violence and hate. We argue that Baldwin’s writing about prison in the early 1970s, and… Expand
3 Citations

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 REFERENCES
Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times
  • 1,791
  • PDF
African-American Women's History and the Metalanguage of Race
  • 629
  • PDF
The Angela Y. Davis Reader
  • 67
Gender Trouble at Abu Ghraib?
  • 27
If Beale Street Could Talk
  • 28
  • PDF
...
1
2
3
...