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

"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...

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Other Authors: Melancon, Trimiko, 1977- (Editor), Braxton, Joanne M., (Editor), Harris-Perry, Melissa V. 1973- (author of foreword.)
Format: Book
Published: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Table of 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.