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The Resource Ambivalent desire : the exotic Black other in jazz-age France, Brett A. Berliner

Ambivalent desire : the exotic Black other in jazz-age France, Brett A. Berliner

Label
Ambivalent desire : the exotic Black other in jazz-age France
Title
Ambivalent desire
Title remainder
the exotic Black other in jazz-age France
Statement of responsibility
Brett A. Berliner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The 1920s have long been known as an era of negrophilism in France, a time when everything associated with blacks and black culture became fashionable. The exotic appeal of the negre manifested itself in a variety of ways - from the popularity of jazz and celebrity of Josephine Baker to a flourishing of love across the color line - and contributed to the reputation of France as a racially tolerant society. Yet on closer scrutiny, Brett A. Berliner argues, it becomes clear that French attitudes toward blacks were at best ambivalent and the ideal of racial tolerance more myth than reality."
  • "Through an analysis of popular imagery, exotic fiction, travel writing, and other cultural texts, Berliner shows how the representation and reception of blacks in post-World War I France embodied competing, at times contradictory, perceptions. On the one hand, African and Caribbean blacks were depicted as a source of cultural renewal and a means for celebrating life and sexuality. On the other hand, interracial relationships were seen as a threat to French civilization, a notion reinforced by grotesque advertisements, ethnographic exhibitions, and other aesthetically repulsive images of "primitive" blacks."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berliner, Brett A.
Dewey number
944/.00496
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DC34.5.B55
LC item number
B47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Blacks
  • France
Label
Ambivalent desire : the exotic Black other in jazz-age France, Brett A. Berliner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • A Multivalent Sign: The Black Other in Colonial Photographs and Advertisements
  • Ch. 6.
  • Mapping Boundaries of the Self and the Other: Lucie Cousturier and Andre Gide on Voyage in Africa
  • Ch. 7.
  • La Croisiere noire: Heroism -- in a Citroen!
  • Ch. 8.
  • Ethno-Eroticism and Its Discontents: From the Bal negre to Paul Morand's Magie noire
  • Ch. 1.
  • Tirailleurs Senegalais and the Making of the Grand Enfant
  • Ch. 2.
  • Love and the Color Line
  • Ch. 3.
  • Between Exoticism and Committed Literature: Batouala and the Struggle over the Black Soul
  • Ch. 4.
  • "Savages" in the Garden: The Negre on Exhibition
Control code
48691355
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781558493568
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ambivalent desire : the exotic Black other in jazz-age France, Brett A. Berliner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-265) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • A Multivalent Sign: The Black Other in Colonial Photographs and Advertisements
  • Ch. 6.
  • Mapping Boundaries of the Self and the Other: Lucie Cousturier and Andre Gide on Voyage in Africa
  • Ch. 7.
  • La Croisiere noire: Heroism -- in a Citroen!
  • Ch. 8.
  • Ethno-Eroticism and Its Discontents: From the Bal negre to Paul Morand's Magie noire
  • Ch. 1.
  • Tirailleurs Senegalais and the Making of the Grand Enfant
  • Ch. 2.
  • Love and the Color Line
  • Ch. 3.
  • Between Exoticism and Committed Literature: Batouala and the Struggle over the Black Soul
  • Ch. 4.
  • "Savages" in the Garden: The Negre on Exhibition
Control code
48691355
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9781558493568
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007753
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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