Black Queer Ethics, Family, and Philosophical Imagination

Authors: Young, Thelathia Nikki

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58499-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58498-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

 This book acknowledges and highlights the moral excellence embedded in black queer practices of family. Taking the lives, narratives, and creative explorations of black queer people seriously, Thelathia Nikki Young brings readers on a journey of new, queer ethical methods that include confrontation, resistance, and imagination. Young asserts that family and its surrounding norms are both microcosms of and foundations for human relationships. She discusses how black queer people are moral subjects whose ethical reflection, lived experience, and embodied action demonstrate valuable moral agency for those of us thinking about liberating and life-giving ways to enact “family.” Young posits that black queer people enact moral agency in ways that ought to be understood qua moral agency. 
Refusing to recognize the examples from this (and any other) community, Young argues, denies us all the learning and moral growth that come from connecting with diverse human experiences.  This book investigates how acknowledging and critically engaging with the moral agency within marginalized subjectivities allow us to consider and bear witness to the moral potential in us all.    

About the authors

  Thelathia Nikki Young is Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Religion at Bucknell University, USA. She completed her doctoral studies in ethics and society in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University, USA. Her research in ethics focuses on race, gender, sexuality, and family. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Young, Thelathia Nikki

    Pages 1-29

  • Practicing Black Queer Ethics Through Stories and Narrative

    Young, Thelathia Nikki

    Pages 31-52

  • The Disciplinary Power of Norms

    Young, Thelathia Nikki

    Pages 53-84

  • The Moral Practice of Disrupting Norms

    Young, Thelathia Nikki

    Pages 85-105

  • From Norms to Values: Moral Agency and Creative Resistance

    Young, Thelathia Nikki

    Pages 107-149

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58499-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-58498-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Queer Ethics, Family, and Philosophical Imagination
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-58499-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-58499-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58498-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 224
Topics