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Black on Both SidesA Racial History of Trans Identity$
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C. Riley Snorton

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781517901721

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9781517901721.001.0001

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DeVine’s Cut

DeVine’s Cut

Public Memory and the Politics of Martyrdom

(p.177) 5 DeVine’s Cut
Black on Both Sides

C. Riley Snorton

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 5 turns to the murders of Lisa Lambert, Brandon Teena, and Phillip DeVine on New Year’s Eve in Humboldt, Nebraska in 1993. While much of the scholarship in trans and media studies have focused on the implications of Brandon Teena’s death (and cinematic portrayals), this chapter narrates the Humboldt killings from the perspective of black and disabled DeVine.

Keywords:   DeVine Film Memory Politics transgender war

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