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“Don‘t Let Nobody Bother Yo’ Principle”: The Sexual Economy of American Slavery

Adrienne D. Davis

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The organizing essay of the collection presents the important concept of sexual economy of slavery. It examines the ways that slavery's sexual and racial subordination converged around the bodies of ... More


Black Sexual Economies: An Introduction

The BSE Collective

in Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter presents the central claims of the book, placing these claims in a scholarly and sociohistorical context, and organizing them by theme. In addition, the Introduction offers a commentary ... More


Black Sexual Economies: Race and Sex in a Culture of Capital

Adrienne D. Davis and BSE Collective (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042645
eISBN:
9780252051494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042645.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This book is a compilation of contemporary and previously unpublished scholarship on Black sexualities. The sixteen essays work to untangle the complex mechanisms of dominance and subordination as ... More


Slavery and the Roots of Sexual Harassment

Adrienne D. Davis

in Directions in Sexual Harassment Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300098006
eISBN:
9780300135305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300098006.003.0028
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter discusses the ways that U.S. slavery functioned as a system of gender supremacy, entailing not only the dominance of whites over blacks but also that of men over women. The author has ... More


Liminal Sexualities

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

Chapter 6 explores a topic that hovers around the figure of the Republican Lady but is never directly broached: sexuality. The chapter approaches this elusive topic from two angles: through visual, ... More


“I Have My Own Room on 139th Street”: Black Women and the Urban Sex Economy

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/9780252040207.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores black women's multilayered roles within New York's sex commerce, moving beyond widely accepted historical interpretations that position black sex laborers primarily as street ... More


The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army

Andrew Byers

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736445
eISBN:
9781501736452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736445.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The book argues that concerns about sexuality were fundamental to how the U.S. Army managed its deployments and military occupations throughout the early decades of the twentieth century. Far from ... More


Sound Tracks of a Tropical Sexscape: Tropicalizing Northeastern Brazil, Channeling Transnational Desires

Darien Lamen

in Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199988853
eISBN:
9780199378739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988853.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines some of the audible entanglements between musical, tourist, and sexual economies in Iracema, a seaside neighborhood in the Northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza. During the ... More


Introduction: Society, Sexuality, and the U.S. Army in the Early Twentieth Century

Andrew Byers

in The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736445
eISBN:
9781501736452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736445.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter provides an overview of why the U.S. Army sought to address perceived problems caused by soldiers’ sexual interactions with civilians and other soldiers as the army deployed across the ... More


Ongoing Concerns with Soldiers’ Sexualities and Sexual Cultures

Andrew Byers

in The Sexual Economy of War: Discipline and Desire in the U.S. Army

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736445
eISBN:
9781501736452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736445.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The conclusion argues that the U.S. Army first attempted to gain control of almost all aspects of soldiers’ sexuality and then tried to carefully manage and regulate that sexual economy to best ... More


Popeye’s Impersonal Temple

Michael Wainwright

in Faulkner's Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735604
eISBN:
9781621033318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735604.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines representations of sexuality in William Faulkner’s novel Sanctuary, focusing on the biological context in which sexual subjects are constructed in Faulkner’s culture and ... More


The Workplace

John Krinsky and Maud Simonet

in Who Cleans the Park?: Public Work and Urban Governance in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435442
eISBN:
9780226435619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435619.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 4 revisits some of the ways in which workers are divided from each other by studying their relations at the worksite. It first focuses on how parks workers are made to compete with each other ... More


Whitening Revisited: Nineteenth-Century Cuban Counterpoints

Karen Y. Morrison

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines the question of whitening as a process that required both family and nation to force ideological and behavioral commitments on individuals. Focusing on race-making behaviors in ... More


Racial Hierarchies of Desire and the Specter of Sex Tourism

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the complexities of the racial hierarchies of desire in Salvador by articulating what it calls the specter of sex tourism. It examines the Brazilian ideologies of race that ... More


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