A Dirty South Manifesto
A Webinar Presented by LaMonda Horton-Stallings, Chair and Professor of Department of African American Studies at Georgetown University
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From the shutdown of Planned Parenthood clinics and rising rates of HIV to opposition to marriage equality and bathroom bills, the New South is the epicenter of the new sex wars. Antagonism toward reproductive freedom, partner rights, and transgender rights has revealed a new and unacknowledged era of southern reconstruction centered on gender and sexuality.
In "A Dirty South Manifesto", Stallings celebrates the roots of radical sexual resistance in the New South—a movement that is antiracist, decolonial, and transnational. For people within economically disenfranchised segments of society, those in sexually marginalized communities, and the racially oppressed, the South has been a sexual dystopia. Throughout this book, Stallings delivers hard-hitting manifestos for the new sex wars. With her focus on contemporary Black southern life, Stallings offers an invitation to anyone who has ever imagined a way of living beyond white supremacist heteropatriarchy.
Dr. LaMonda Horton-Stallings received her Ph.D in English from Michigan State University. She is the author of three books: "A Dirty South Manifesto: Sexual Resistance and Imagination in the New South" (University of California Press, 2019); "Funk the Erotic: Transaesthetics and Black Sexual Cultures" (Univ. of Illinois Press, 2015); "Mutha’ is Half a Word!: Intersections of Folklore, Vernacular, Myth, and Queerness in Black Female Culture" (Ohio State Univ. Press, 2007). Her areas of experitse are African American Studies, African American Literature, Cultural Studies, & Feminism and Gender Studies.