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The Duty of the True Race Woman

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

What does it mean and what has it meant to be a Black female intellectual? What does it mean to be a race woman? When and where are the sites of race women’s becoming? Brittney Cooper argues that to ... More


Music Video in Black and White: Race and Femininity

Diane Railton and Paul Watson

in Music Video and the Politics of Representation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633227
eISBN:
9780748671021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633227.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which long-standing tropes of blackness and whiteness are used to develop different femininities for black and white women. It also deals with the relationship ... More


Girl Drama: Black Female Students and the Spectacle of Risk

Amy Brown

in A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691128
eISBN:
9781452952383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691128.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses another well-known trope: the urban, Black, adolescent girl, as portrayed both in teacher narratives and films, as well as in mainstream College Preparatory Academy discourse. ... More


The Dark Side of Desire: Racial-Sexual Alterity and the Play of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black women’s participation in BDSM and how these performances illustrate a complex and contradictory brokering of pain, pleasure, and power for the black female performer. I ... More


Techno-Kink: Fucking Machines and Gendered, Racialized Technologies of Desire

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 4 interrogates the simultaneity of the “technologies” of sexuality, race, gender, pleasure, and visuality. Focusing my analysis on one popular contemporary U.S. hard-core BDSM pornography ... More


Her Own Spook: Colorism, Vision, and the Dark Female Body

in Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter concentrates on colorism's deployment of vision to mark and decipher difference and value. It considers the two plays about colorism by black women playwrights—Dael Orlandersmith's ... More


The Gendered Anatomy of “Negro Crime”

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter narrates the account of Carrie Massie, a sixteen-year-old black girl who was convicted of murdering a well-known owner of a general store in a town near Macon, Georgia, and was sentenced ... More


Organized Anxiety: The National Association of Colored Women and the Creation of the Black Public Sphere

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter expands the intellectual geography mapped in Beyond Respectability by examining the National Association of Colored Women (NACW) as a site of Black female knowledge production. In ... More


The Enigma of Nella Larsen: Letters, Curse, and Black Laughter

Ewa Płonowska Ziarek

in Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161497
eISBN:
9780231530903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161497.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This concluding chapter argues for the inclusion of the works of writer Nella Larsen into the canon of philosophical aesthetics. Larsen explored art's vexed relation to politics, female desire, and ... More


“When and Where I Enter …”: Orientalism in Anna Julia Cooper’s Narratives of Modern Black Womanhood

Helen Heran Jun

in Race for Citizenship: Black Orientalism and Asian Uplift from Pre-Emancipation to Neoliberal America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742976
eISBN:
9780814743324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742976.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the work of the nineteenth-century black female intellectual Anna Julia Cooper and examines why discourses of Oriental difference were crucial to her paradigm of black ... More


Introduction

LaShawn Harris

in Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040207
eISBN:
9780252098420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040207.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter presents an overview of the less-familiar aspects of informal black women's work during the first three decades of the twentieth century—the labor patterns and economic ... More


The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Ariane Cruz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The Color of Kink explores black women's representations and performances within American pornography and BDSM (bondage and discipline, domination and submission, and sadism and masochism) from the ... More


“I Think They’re Looking for a Skinny Chick!”: Girls and Boys Consuming Racialized Beauty

Oneka LaBennett

in She's Mad Real: Popular Culture and West Indian Girls in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752470
eISBN:
9780814765289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752470.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the teens' conceptualizations of racial identity, obesity, body image, and gendered definitions of beauty as they surface in a group conversation about a popular television ... More


Troubling Vision: Performance, Visuality, and Blackness

Nicole R. Fleetwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226253022
eISBN:
9780226253053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226253053.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book addresses American culture's fixation on black visibility, exploring how blackness is persistently seen as a problem in public culture and even in black scholarship that challenges racist ... More


ABC’s Scandal and Black Women’s Fandom

Kristen J. Warner

in Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039577
eISBN:
9780252097669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039577.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter analyzes the ways Black women fans have reacted to not being visible in the dominant spaces of fandom. It offers the fandom of ABC's Scandal—a program with Black women in central ... More


Introduction: Parlor Fantasies, Parlor Nightmares

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores how Black people appearing in early daguerreotypes reimagined and reconstructed Black visuality removed from the cultural logics of slavery. It explains how the daguerreotype ... More


Dancing in Europe

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the unique positionality of being a black woman in Europe in the late 60s. This social position is further complicated with being a contemporary dancer trying to survive in ... More


Rosana Paulino

Kimberly L. Cleveland

in Black Art in Brazil: Expressions of Identity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044767
eISBN:
9780813046457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044767.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Rosana Paulino is a university-trained artist from São Paulo. The chapter begins with an examination of some of her installations, prints, and sculptures in which she engages the urban environment ... More


Sustaining the “Weak and Feeble”: Women Workers and the Georgia State Prison Farm

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explains the development of Georgia's state prison farm, exploring how black female convicts helped transform the public industrial plantation into a “self-sustaining” entity. These ... More


Break Through to Me: Sapphire’s Ghost in the Postfeminist Machine

Sarah E. Whitney

in Splattered Ink: Postfeminist Gothic Fiction and Gendered Violence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040467
eISBN:
9780252098895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040467.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Sapphire's novels, Push and its sequel, The Kid. In Push, Sapphire undertakes specific literary strategies to challenge postfeminist resistance to incest trauma, to deconstruct ... More


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