Chapter 3. Going Home Ain't Always Easy: Ethnography and the Politics of Black Respectability

  1. Ellen Lewin professor2 and
  2. William L. Leap professor3
  1. E. Patrick Johnson professor chair director

Published Online: 24 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310689.ch3

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

How to Cite

Johnson, E. P. (2009) Going Home Ain't Always Easy: Ethnography and the Politics of Black Respectability, in Out in Public: Reinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World (eds E. Lewin and W. L. Leap), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310689.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Iowa, USA

  2. 3

    American University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of African American Studies, Northwestern University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191029

Online ISBN: 9781444310689

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Keywords:

  • going home - ethnography and the politics of Black respectability;
  • social mores of the South, dictating passive aggressive stance;
  • Painter, suggesting “Making sense of the past is the work of historians, who create historical narrative”;
  • interview with Chaz, taking place five months after Curt's death;
  • from page to stage - performing sweet tea

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Advocating History: Writing Sweet Tea

  • From Page to Stage: Performing Sweet Tea

  • References