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Ima Read: Reading the Black Church through the Performative Work of Black Same Gender Loving Males

Abstract The purpose of my dissertation project is to understand how Same-Gender Loving (SGL) Black Christian men negotiate their sexuality and spirituality in spaces that are not always accepting of SGL people, by examining on how Black SGL men perform their sexual identities within hegemonic institutions that often deny their existence or outwardly seek to exclude them from their communities. I have identified three scripts that Black SGL men often follow within Black religious settings. The first script that SGL people often follow in the church is that of deliverance-- confessing their same-gender desires and maintaining that they have been delivered from those desires The second is "don't ask don't tell" performed by men who m... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Chester, Tabitha (Author) / Anderson, Lisa (Advisor) / Leong, Karen J (Committee member) / Honegger, Gitta (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Theater / African American studies / Gender studies / African American Theatre / Black Queer Studies / Black Studies / B. Slade / Same Gender Loving / Sexuality and the Black Church
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 215 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Theatre 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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