Book Riot: The 100 Most Influential Queer Books of All Time

Uncovering the overlapping histories of blackness and trans identity from the nineteenth century to the present dayHow did slavery, and the production of a racialized gender dynamic, provide foundations for a fluid understanding of gender? Snorton pulls on medical trauma and experimentation on Black women, midcentury Black trans narratives, Hollywood films, sensationalist journalism, slave narratives, and more to connect trans-ness and Blackness in ways that are inextricable. While it’s a richly academic book, sometimes a bit dense, [Black on Both Sides] is lauded for being a crucial contribution into the work of queer and trans narratives.

Content warnings for racism, transphobia, medical trauma, suicide.

Read the review in Book Riot's list of "The 100 Most Influential Queer Books of All Time."

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.

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