By Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr.
In Sexual Discretion, Jeffrey Q. McCune Jr. offers the 1st in-depth exam of the way the social expectancies of black masculinity intersect and complicate expressions of same-sex affection and wish. inside those underground DL groups, males aren’t as hugely policed—and hence may be able to continue their public roles as “properly masculine.” McCune attracts from resources that variety from R&B singer R. Kelly’s epic hip-hopera sequence Trapped within the Closet to Oprah's high-profile exposé on DL tradition; and from E. Lynn Harris’s modern sexual passing novels to McCune’s personal interviews and ethnography in nightclubs and on-line chat rooms. Sexual Discretion details the motives, pressures, and negotiations riding males who hardly reveal their intimate secrets.
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