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Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences

Black Women's Bodies and The Nation

Race, Gender and Culture

Authors: Tate, S.

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Black Women's Bodies and the Nation develops a decolonial approach to representations of iconic Black women's bodies within popular culture in the US, UK and the Caribbean and the racialization and affective load of muscle, bone, fat and skin through the trope of the subaltern figure of the Sable-Saffron Venus as an 'alter/native- body'.

About the authors

Shirley Anne Tate is Associate Professor in Race and Culture and Director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies at the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds, UK and Visiting Professor in The Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa.

Reviews

“Black Women’s Bodies and the Nation: Race, Gender and Culture proposes a new analytical approach to the study of black women’s representation. … Tate provides an important theoretical contribution for social scientists. … Her work is of interest to any interdisciplinary scholar interested in the body, intersectionality, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, media and popular culture, or identity. ” (Niamba Baskerville, Ethnic and Racial Studies, February, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction — Iconicity: Black British Women’s Bodies as (In)Visible Spectacles

    Tate, Shirley Anne

    Pages 1-16

  • Looking at the Sable-Saffron Venus: Iconography, Affect and (Post)Colonial Hygiene

    Tate, Shirley Anne

    Pages 17-46

  • Batty Politics: Desire and Rear Excess

    Tate, Shirley Anne

    Pages 47-67

  • When Black Fat Does Not Signify Mammy: Disparagement Humour and Sexualization

    Tate, Shirley Anne

    Pages 68-92

  • Fascination: Muscle, Femininity, Iconicity

    Tate, Shirley Anne

    Pages 93-117

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Black Women's Bodies and The Nation
Book Subtitle
Race, Gender and Culture
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35527-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 190
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