By Hiram Pérez
Describing a permanent homonationalism courting to the “birth” of the gay within the overdue nineteenth century, Pérez considers not just how US imperialist enlargement used to be discovered, but in addition the way it used to be visualized for and during homosexual males. through an research of literature, movie, and images from the nineteenth to the twenty first centuries—including Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Anne Proulx’s “Brokeback Mountain,” and images of abuse on the Abu Ghraib prison—Pérez proposes that glossy homosexual male identification, frequently traced to past due Victorian structures of “invert” and “homosexual,” occupies no longer the outer edge of the country yet particularly a worldly place, instrumental to initiatives of struggle, colonialism, and neoliberalism. A flavor for Brown Bodies argues that practices and subjectivities that we comprehend traditionally as varieties of homosexuality were regulated and normalized as an extension of the USA countryside, laying naked the tacit, if complicated, participation of homosexual modernity inside US imperialism.
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A Taste for Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire (Sexual Cultures) by Hiram Pérez