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"In this article I read media and subcultural representations of Jeffrey Dahmer, the white male U.S. serial killer who gained notoriety in the late 1980s for having sex with and then murdering and dismembering men of color in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My aim is to show the extent to which the degree of Dahmer's homosexualization in a particular representation determines Dahmer' s thinking and actions in the sphere of race, and to suggest how spiraling efforts to separate race from sexuality in the Dahmer case only further intricate the two analytic axes."
Jeffrey Dahmer, serial killers, racialization, sexuality, crime, queer, LGBT, race
Gender and Sexuality | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies | Race and Ethnicity | Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology of Culture
Barnard, Ian. “The Racialization of Sexuality: The Queer Case of Jeffrey Dahmer.” Thamyris Overcoming Boundaries: Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality 7.1-2 (2000): 67-97. Print.
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In Gert Hekma and Isabel Hoving (Eds.), Thamyris Overcoming Boundaries: Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality. Dr. Barnard's chapter begins on page 67.