Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality is a book regarding ethno-relational mores in contemporary gay African America with a nod to black, feminist and queer cultural contexts "dedicated to integrating sexuality and race into black and queer studies." It is written by Dwight A. McBride, the new dean of the Graduate School at Northwestern University, where he served as Chair of the Department of African American Studies from 2002-2007. The book is published by New York University Press and used in Queer Studies as well as related college courses in universities McBride was a guest speaker at several universities speaking about the essay's subjects of race and sexuality in America. The collection of essays "offering contemporary cultural criticism" was a 2006 Lambda Literary Award and 2006 Hurston-Wright Legacy Award nominee as well as the Passing The Torch winner from the New York University Press.
The book is divided into three main sections: "Queer Black Thought," "Race and Sexuality on Occasion" and "Straight Black Talk" all exploring facets of the intersections of race, sexuality, class and gender issues. The often personal essays speak to the "ghettoization of black men in gay male porn" to broader subjects including the book's namesake Abercrombie & Fitch and how the clothing retailer influences the gay African-American male. McBride has been recognized as a specialist in bridging LGBT and racial issues illuminating both.
Selected reviews 
- Bradway, Tyler. College Literature, Fall 2006, Vol. 33 Issue 4, pgs. 223-225.
- ^ Bradway, Tyler (September 22, 2006). "Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality.(Book review)". West Chester University. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Currah, Professor P.; Professor A. Mukherjea (May 3, 2006). "Introduction to LBGTQ Studies". Brooklyn College. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Banks, Dr. Ingrid (Fall 2005). "Gender and Sexuality, BLST 133". University of California, Santa Barbara. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Gutierrez, Javier; Stachia Ullmann, Kristen Falde (Fall 2006). "Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender People in Literature and Film". Hamline University. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Raimondo, Dr. Meredith (Spring 2007). "Oberlin College, Dr. Meredith Raimondo, CAST 412". Oberlin College. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Balay, Professor Anne (Spring 2007). "Gender, Sexuality, and Literature, English 117". University of Illinois at Chicago. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Woo, Deborah (Spring 2006). "CMMU STU 156 Corporate Culture, Structure, and Race". UC Santa Cruz. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ "2005-2006 Speakers Series: Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies". Washington State University. February 6, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ ""Race, Faith, and Sexuality" co-presented by Program in Africana Studies and the Department of Religious Studies". University of Miami Department of English. February 6, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ "Rethinking Secularism in an Age of Belief". The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory. 2005. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Tanner, R. Michael (2007). "Search – Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences". University of Illinois Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Archived from the original on 2007-08-12. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ "Passing The Torch". City University of New York The Graduate Center. 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Johnson,, Ramone (2007). "Top 10 Gay Books You Should Already Own (Non Fiction)". About.com: Gay Life. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
- ^ Davis, Andrew (July 18, 2007). "Dwight McBride: Dean and Heard". Windy City Times. Retrieved 2007-08-15.
External links