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

E Patrick Johnson*

*Corresponding author for this work

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOut in Public
Subtitle of host publicationReinventing Lesbian/Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405191029
StatePublished - Apr 24 2009


  • From page to stage -performing sweet tea
  • Going home -ethnography and the politics of Black respectability
  • Interview with Chaz, taking place five months after Curt's death
  • Painter, suggesting "Making sense of the past is the work of historians, who create historical narrative"
  • Social mores of the South, dictating passive aggressive stance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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