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Beyond Loving: Intimate Racework in Lesbian, Gay, and Straight Interracial Relationships

Amy C. Steinbugler


This book examines interracial intimacy in the beginning of the twenty-first century, an era rife with racial contradictions in which interracial relationships are increasingly seen as forward-thinking symbols of racial progress, even as old stereotypes about illicit eroticism endure. With extensive qualitative research, this book examines the racial dynamics of everyday life for lesbian, gay, and heterosexual Black/White couples. It disputes the notion that interracial partners are enlightened subjects who have somehow managed to “get beyond” race. Instead, for many partners interracial intim ... More

Keywords: racework, interracial intimacy, family, race, sexuality, gender, gay, lesbian, heterosexual, inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199743551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743551.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy C. Steinbugler, author
Dickinson College