Description - Kindred Specters by Christopher Peterson
Christopher Peterson explores the ways in which nonnormative relationships bear the stigma of death that American culture vehemently denies.
Tracing the connections between kinship and mourning in American literature and culture, Peterson demonstrates how racial, sexual, and gender minorities often resist their social death by adopting patterns of affinity that are strikingly similar to those that govern normative relationships. He concludes that socially dead "others" can be reanimated only if we avow the mortality and mourning that lie at the root of all kinship relations.
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