Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence

Author:   Darius Bost
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226589824


Pages:   192
Publication Date:   21 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Darius Bost
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226589824


ISBN 10:   022658982
Pages:   192
Publication Date:   21 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Evidence of Being is both a compelling and informative study and an emotionally moving ritual that beckons present and future black fugitive subjects to remember the importance of the literary arts in surviving and thriving against the perils of anti-black and anti-gay violence, politics, and culture. Bost eloquently answers Melvin Dixon's call to remember 'with broad vision' the empowering force of black gay being and cultural imagination. --L. H. Stallings, author of Funk the Erotic Evidence of Being conjures up late twentieth-century African American struggles for recognition in a society that barely noticed the calamity of the AIDS crisis. Bost assembles an impressive array of original writings and revealing documents that illuminate defiant figures negotiating overlapping structures of prejudice. His book is a black gay interpretive turning point: as readable as it is teachable, as original as it is indispensable. --Kevin Mumford, author Not Straight, Not White Evidence of Being critically and brilliantly moves away from claims about the anti-relational and pessimistic natures of blackness and queerness, doing so with historical attentiveness and theoretical sophistication. There is no book that provides a more comprehensive history of black gay male activism and cultural production in the seventies and eighties than this one. --Roderick Ferguson, author of Aberrations in Black


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Darius Bost is assistant professor of ethnic studies in the School for Cultural and Social Transformation at the University of Utah.

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