Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers

Paperback | March 15, 2002

byJoane Nagel

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What's sex got to do with race? With ethnicity? With nationalism? What do race, ethnicity, and nationalism have to do with sex? Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality addresses these questions, exploring the intimate intersections and forbidden frontiers where ethnicity and sexuality meetface-to-face. Through numerous examples from the U.S. and beyond-and from the past and the present-the book illustrates the power of sex to shape ideas and feelings about race, ethnicity, and the nation. It shows how sexual images, fears, and desires help form racial, ethnic, and nationalstereotypes, differences, and conflicts. In this unique work, Joane Nagel demonstrates how ethnicity and sexuality join hands to fashion new, hybrid identities, communities, and cultures; how the volatile mixture of race and sex can spark ethnic violence; and how ethnosexual encounters can simultaneously resist and reinforce racial,ethnic, and national boundaries. She skillfully blends styles of inquiry and interpretation from the social sciences and the humanities to craft a convincing and illuminating account using images, poetry, fieldwork, Internet postings, interviews, literature, ethnographies, historical texts, archivaldocuments, biographies, census data, journals, and personal accounts. Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality is an ideal text for undergraduate courses in race and ethnicity; sexuality; race/gender/class; gender studies; ethnic studies; multicultural and diversity studies; or globalization studies.

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What's sex got to do with race? With ethnicity? With nationalism? What do race, ethnicity, and nationalism have to do with sex? Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality addresses these questions, exploring the intimate intersections and forbidden frontiers where ethnicity and sexuality meetface-to-face. Through numerous examples from the U.S. an...

Joane Nagel is at University of Kansas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Sex Matters: Racing Sex and Sexing Race1. Ethnosexual Frontiers: Cruising and Crossing Intimate Intersections2. Constructing Ethnicity and Sexuality: Building Boundaries and Identities3. Sex and Conquest: Domination and Desire on Ethnosexual Frontiers4. Sex and Race: The Color of Sex in America5. Sex and Nationalism: Sexually Imagined Communities6. Sex and War: Fighting Men, Comfort Women, and the Military-Sexual Complex7. Sex and Tourism: Travel and Romance in Ethnosexual Destinations8. Sex and Globalization: The Global Economy of DesireConclusion: Sex-Baiting and Race-Baiting: The Politics of Ethnosexuality