The Resource Black female sexualities, edited by Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry

Black female sexualities, edited by Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry

Label
Black female sexualities
Title
Black female sexualities
Statement of responsibility
edited by Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry
Contributor
Author of introduction
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "Western culture has long regarded black female sexuality with a strange mix of fascination and condemnation, associating it with everything from desirability, hypersexuality, and liberation to vulgarity, recklessness, and disease. Yet even as their bodies and sexualities have been the subject of countless public discourses, black women's voices have been largely marginalized in these discussions. In this groundbreaking collection, feminist scholars from across the academy come together to correct this omission--illuminating black female sexual desires marked by agency and empowerment, as well as pleasure and pain, to reveal the ways black women regulate their sexual lives. The twelve original essays in Black Female Sexualities reveal the diverse ways black women perceive, experience, and represent sexuality. The contributors highlight the range of tactics that black women use to express their sexual desires and identities. Yet they do not shy away from exploring the complex ways in which black women negotiate the more traumatic aspects of sexuality and grapple with the legacy of negative stereotypes. Black Female Sexualities takes not only an interdisciplinary approach--drawing from critical race theory, sociology, and performance studies--but also an intergenerational one, in conversation with the foremothers of black feminist studies. In addition, it explores a diverse archive of representations, covering everything from blues to hip-hop, from Crash to Precious, from Sister Souljah to Edwidge Danticat. Revealing that black female sexuality is anything but a black-and-white issue, this collection demonstrates how to appreciate a whole spectrum of subjectivities, experiences, and desires. "--
  • "Western culture has long regarded black female sexuality with a strange mix of fascination and condemnation, associating it with everything from desirability, hypersexuality, and liberation to vulgarity, recklessness, and disease. Yet even as their bodies and sexualities have been the subject of countless public discourses, black women's voices have been largely marginalized in these discussions. In this groundbreaking collection, feminist scholars from across the academy come together to correct this omission--illuminating black female sexual desires marked by agency and empowerment, as well as pleasure and pain, to reveal the ways black women regulate their sexual lives. The twelve original essays in Black Female Sexualities reveal the diverse ways black women perceive, experience, and represent sexuality. The contributors highlight the range of tactics that black women use to express their sexual desires and identities. Yet they do not shy away from exploring the complex ways in which black women negotiate the more traumatic aspects of sexuality and grapple with the legacy of negative stereotypes. Black Female Sexualities takes not only an interdisciplinary approach--drawing from critical race theory, sociology, and performance studies--but also an intergenerational one, in conversation with the foremothers of black feminist studies. In addition, it explores a diverse archive of representations, covering everything from blues to hip-hop, from Crash to Precious, from Sister Souljah to Edwidge Danticat. Revealing that black female sexuality is anything but a black-and-white issue, this collection demonstrates how to appreciate a whole spectrum of subjectivities, experiences, and desires. "--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
305.48/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HQ29
LC item number
.B557 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1977-
  • 1973-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Melancon, Trimiko
  • Braxton, Joanne M.
  • Harris-Perry, Melissa V.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Sex role
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Feminism
Label
Black female sexualities, edited by Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ForewordMelissa Harris-PerryIntroduction "somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff": Black Female Sexualities and Black Feminist Intervention-Trimiko MelanconPart I Sexual Embod(y)ment: Framing the Body -- Chapter 1 Entering Through the Body's Frame: Precious and the Subjective Delineations of the Movie Poster Kimberly -- Juanita Brown -- Chapter 2 Is It Just Baby F(Ph)at?: Black Female Teenagers, Body Size, and SexualityCourtney J. Patterson -- Chapter 3 Corporeal Presence: Engaging the Black Lesbian Pedagogical Body in Feminist Classrooms and College CommunitiesMel Michelle Lewis -- Chapter 4 Untangling Pathology: Sex, Social Responsibility, and the Black Female Youth in Octavia Butler's FledglingEsther L. Jones -- Part II Disengaging the Gaze -- Chapter 5 Mis(Playing) Blackness: Rendering Black Female Sexuality in The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlAriane Cruz -- Chapter 6 Why Don't We Love These Hoes?: Black Women, Popular Culture, and the Contemporary Hoe ArchetypeMahaliah Ayana Little -- Chapter 7 What Kind of Woman?: Alberta Hunter and Expressions of Black Female Sexuality in the Twentieth CenturyK. T. Ewing -- Chapter 8 The "P-Word" Exchange: Representing Black Female Sexuality in Contemporary Urban FictionCherise A. Pollard -- Part III Resisting Erasure -- Chapter 9 "Ou libere?": Sexual Abuse and Resistance in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, MemorySandra C. Duvivier -- Chapter 10 Rape Fantasies and Other Assaults: Black Women's Sexuality and Racial Redemption on FilmErin D. Chapman -- Chapter 11 "Embrace the Narrative of the Whole": Complicating Black Female Sexuality in Contemporary FictionJohanna X. K. Garvey -- Chapter 12 Saving Me through Erasure?: Black Women, HIV/AIDS and RespectabilityAyana K. Weekley -- Afterword: Being Present, Facing ForwardJoanne M. Braxton -- Bibliography -- Notes on Contributors
Extent
1 online resource (242 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813571751
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000373991
  • (EBL)1987041
  • (SSID)ssj0001439852
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11759716
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001439852
  • (PQKBWorkID)11384250
  • (PQKB)11366730
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1987041
  • (OCoLC)904800180
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse45512
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000373991
Label
Black female sexualities, edited by Trimiko Melancon and Joanne M. Braxton ; foreword by Melissa Harris-Perry
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ForewordMelissa Harris-PerryIntroduction "somebody almost walked off wid alla my stuff": Black Female Sexualities and Black Feminist Intervention-Trimiko MelanconPart I Sexual Embod(y)ment: Framing the Body -- Chapter 1 Entering Through the Body's Frame: Precious and the Subjective Delineations of the Movie Poster Kimberly -- Juanita Brown -- Chapter 2 Is It Just Baby F(Ph)at?: Black Female Teenagers, Body Size, and SexualityCourtney J. Patterson -- Chapter 3 Corporeal Presence: Engaging the Black Lesbian Pedagogical Body in Feminist Classrooms and College CommunitiesMel Michelle Lewis -- Chapter 4 Untangling Pathology: Sex, Social Responsibility, and the Black Female Youth in Octavia Butler's FledglingEsther L. Jones -- Part II Disengaging the Gaze -- Chapter 5 Mis(Playing) Blackness: Rendering Black Female Sexuality in The Misadventures of Awkward Black GirlAriane Cruz -- Chapter 6 Why Don't We Love These Hoes?: Black Women, Popular Culture, and the Contemporary Hoe ArchetypeMahaliah Ayana Little -- Chapter 7 What Kind of Woman?: Alberta Hunter and Expressions of Black Female Sexuality in the Twentieth CenturyK. T. Ewing -- Chapter 8 The "P-Word" Exchange: Representing Black Female Sexuality in Contemporary Urban FictionCherise A. Pollard -- Part III Resisting Erasure -- Chapter 9 "Ou libere?": Sexual Abuse and Resistance in Edwidge Danticat's Breath, Eyes, MemorySandra C. Duvivier -- Chapter 10 Rape Fantasies and Other Assaults: Black Women's Sexuality and Racial Redemption on FilmErin D. Chapman -- Chapter 11 "Embrace the Narrative of the Whole": Complicating Black Female Sexuality in Contemporary FictionJohanna X. K. Garvey -- Chapter 12 Saving Me through Erasure?: Black Women, HIV/AIDS and RespectabilityAyana K. Weekley -- Afterword: Being Present, Facing ForwardJoanne M. Braxton -- Bibliography -- Notes on Contributors
Extent
1 online resource (242 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813571751
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000373991
  • (EBL)1987041
  • (SSID)ssj0001439852
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11759716
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001439852
  • (PQKBWorkID)11384250
  • (PQKB)11366730
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1987041
  • (OCoLC)904800180
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse45512
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000373991

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