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The Resource The Black body in ecstasy : reading race, reading pornography, Jennifer C. Nash

The Black body in ecstasy : reading race, reading pornography, Jennifer C. Nash

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The Black body in ecstasy : reading race, reading pornography
Title
The Black body in ecstasy
Title remainder
reading race, reading pornography
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer C. Nash
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In The Black Body in Ecstasy, Jennifer C. Nash rewrites black feminism's theory of representation. Her analysis moves beyond black feminism's preoccupation with injury and recovery to consider how racial fictions can create a space of agency and even pleasure for black female subjects. Nash's innovative readings of hardcore pornographic films from the 1970s and 1980s develop a new method of analyzing racialized pornography that focuses on black women's pleasures in blackness: delights in toying with and subverting blackness, moments of racialized excitement, deliberate enactments of hyperbolic blackness, and humorous performances of blackness that poke fun at the fantastical project of race. Drawing on feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, and media studies, Nash creates a new black feminist interpretative practice, one attentive to the messy contradictions{u2014}between delight and discomfort, between desire and degradation{u2014}at the heart of black pleasures. --Provided by publisher
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NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
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Nash, Jennifer C.
Dewey number
791.43/652996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
N37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Next wave
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  • Pornography
  • African American women in motion pictures
  • African American women
Label
The Black body in ecstasy : reading race, reading pornography, Jennifer C. Nash
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Archives of pain : reading the Black feminist theoretical archive -- Speaking sex/speaking race : Lialeh and the Blax-porn-tation aesthetic -- Race-pleasures : sexworld and the ecstatic Black female body -- Laughing matters : race-humor on the pornographic screen -- On refusal : racial promises and the silver age screen -- Reading ecstasy
Control code
853313579
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780822356059
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustratiobns
System control number
(OCoLC)853313579
Label
The Black body in ecstasy : reading race, reading pornography, Jennifer C. Nash
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Archives of pain : reading the Black feminist theoretical archive -- Speaking sex/speaking race : Lialeh and the Blax-porn-tation aesthetic -- Race-pleasures : sexworld and the ecstatic Black female body -- Laughing matters : race-humor on the pornographic screen -- On refusal : racial promises and the silver age screen -- Reading ecstasy
Control code
853313579
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 219 pages
Isbn
9780822356059
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013026381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustratiobns
System control number
(OCoLC)853313579

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