Gender and Sexuality in 1968: Transformative Politics in the by Lessie Jo Frazier, Deborah Cohen

By Lessie Jo Frazier, Deborah Cohen

This distinctive quantity brings jointly literary critics, historians, and anthropologists from round the world to supply new understandings of gender and sexuality as they have been redefined in the course of the upheaval of 1968.

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Likewise, seeing the importance of struggle over collective imaginaries of historical agency, Susan Lord argues that the documentary films of sixties Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez auto-ethnographically situate the Afro-Cuban woman as a pivot for decoding revolutionary visual allegories of gendered and racialized imperialist oppression. com - licensed to University of South Florida - PalgraveConnect - 2011-04-30 Gender, Sex, Sexuality in ’68 Deborah Cohen and Lessie Jo Frazier economy as a site of encounter—for example, Stokely Carmichael’s 1967 visit, the World Cultural Congress of early 1968—albeit a problematic one, particularly in the ways in which the Cuban state by the late sixties was only willing to see racism as a problem “over there” (that is, the United States) and actively silenced Afro-Cuban artists and intellectuals’ efforts to shape a revolutionary agenda capable of grappling with racism and a decolonized Afro-Cuban culture.

Deborah Cohen and Lessie Jo Frazier Diana Sorenson, A Turbulent Decade Remembered. Scenes from the Latin American Sixties (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007), integrates gender intrinsically into her rendition of the ‘60s; Eric Zolov, Refried Elvis (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999), discusses Mexican youth culture as ref lecting international tensions and cultural f lows. , Youth, Identity, Power: The Sixties Chicano Movement (London: Verso, 2002); and August Meier, Elliot M.

She links the production of a particular kind of alternative knowledge with the process of coming to a non-normative position of knowing, anchored in and constituted by the gendered practice of activism, thus offering a glimpse at possibilities we might find when we bring these two strands, the social historical and the cultural-political, together. S. culture, showing the prevalence of rape as a response to assertions of sexual freedom. 25 Not surprisingly, rape emerges from a particularly racialized erotic economy.

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