FREE delivery: Dec 10 - 17
Only 20 left in stock - order soon.
As an alternative, the Kindle eBook is available now and can be read on any device with the free Kindle app.
$$102.47 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Initial payment breakdown
Shipping cost, delivery date, and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from
Publisher Direct
Sold by
Ships from
Publisher Direct
Return policy: Returnable until Jan 31, 2022
For the 2021 holiday season, returnable items purchased between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2022. You may receive a partial or no refund on used, damaged or materially different returns.
$3.00 delivery: Dec 14 - 20
Fastest delivery: Dec 13 - 15
Used: Good | Details
Sold by HPB-Red
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cd-om or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Other Sellers on Amazon
& FREE Shipping. Details
Sold by:
Sold by:
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Shipping rates and Return policy
& FREE Shipping
Sold by: GrandEagleRetail
Sold by: GrandEagleRetail
(3132 ratings)
89% positive over last 12 months
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Shipping rates and Return policy
Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual (Sexual Cultures, 27) Hardcover – July 1, 2007

4.2 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

New from Used from
$89.00 $81.55

Enhance your purchase

"This Magnificent Dappled Sea: A Novel" by David Biro
Two strangers―generations and oceans apart―have a chance to save each other in this moving and suspenseful novel about family secrets and the ineffable connections that lead us to one another. | Learn more

Special offers and product promotions

  • Create your FREE Amazon Business account to save up to 10% with Business-only prices and free shipping.

Editorial Reviews


"In bold and beautifully crafted close readings, Reid-Pharr challenges many of the structuring absences that have shaped the fields of African-American literary studies, queer studies, and American Studies. His provocative arguments about sexuality, race, and masculinity are unsettling, in the best sense of that word." -- Siobhan B. Somerville,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"Provocatively and often brilliantly, this book disturbs some of our most fundamental thinking about the role of choice, literary influence, collective identity, and the racial erotic in African American letters. Reid-Pharr engages these questionssometimes with the subtler edge of his wit and other times with the sharpness of cutting-edge theorybut always with an eye to re-orienting us as readers toward what it means to inhabit, or refuse, the skin of identity." -- Marlon Ross,author of Manning the Race

"A deeply local and deeply ethical book and Reid-Pharr is willing to risk the misunderstanding in order to insist on the importance of black political agency. There is a refreshing honesty in the way Reid-Pharr directs his comments toward readers." ― GC Advocate

"Once You Go Black sustains head-on, constant, and enormously crucial, intellectual challenges to readers. These challenges do not simply require us to rethink a wealth of commonly accepted assumptions but demand that we re-conceptualize how we think about some basic constructs of American intellectual history." ― Lambda Book Report

About the Author

Robert F. Reid-Pharr is Professor of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University. He is the author of four books: Archives of Flesh: African America, Spain, and Post-Humanist Critique (NYU Press, 2016), Once You Go Black: Choice, Desire, and the Black American Intellectual (NYU Press, 2007), Black Gay Man: Essays (NYU Press, 2001), and Conjugal Union: The Body, the House, and the Black American (1999).

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ NYU Press (July 1, 2007)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 184 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0814775837
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0814775837
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.98 x 0.56 x 9.02 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

Join Audible Premium Plus for 60% off. Only $5.95 a month for the first 3 months.

Customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
4.2 out of 5
3 global ratings
5 star
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2014
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2008
9 people found this helpful
Report abuse