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Imagining the Black female body: reconciling image in print and visual culture

Imagining the Black female body: reconciling image in print and visual culture

Henderson, Carol E., 1964-

This volume explores issues of black female identity through the various 'imaginings' of the black female body in print and visual culture. Contributions emphasise the ways in which the black female body is framed and how black women (and their allies) have sought to write themselves back into social discourses on their terms

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1st ed.
Published New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Carol E. Henderson
ISBN: 0230115470, 9780230115477
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xiii, 218 p. : ill.
Subject: Women United States Identity.; Fiction: general & literary; United States of America, USA; Literary studies: post-colonial literature; Literary studies: general; Literature: history & criticism; Cultural studies; African American women in popular culture.; Literary theory; Self-perception in women United States.; African American women Social conditions.; Society & culture: general; Fiction & related items; Gender studies, gender groups; Gender studies: women & girls; Literature
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780230107052


  1. Public Property: On Black Women, Bodies, and First Lady Michelle Obama
  2. Carol E. Henderson * Racing Sex~Sexing Race: The Invention of the Black Feminine Body
  3. Kaila Adia Story * Disembodiments: Ellen Gallagher's Watery Metamorphoses
  4. Ana Nunes * Stigmata : Embodying the Scars of Slavery
  5. Venetria K. Patton * 'Pull Up to the Bumper': Fashion and Queerness in Grace Jones' One Man Show
  6. Maria J. Guzman * Images that Sell: The Black Female Body Imag(in)ed in 1960s and 1970s Magazine Ads
  7. Michelle L. Filling * Four Women, For Women: Black Women
  8. All Grown Up
  9. Debra A. Powell-Wright * The Lower Stratum of History: The Grotesque Comic Stereotypes of Suzan-Lori Parks and Kara Walker
  10. Julie Burrell * Navel-erasing: Androgyny and Self-Making in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother
  11. Stacie Selmon McCormick * 'If Rigor is Our Dream': The Re-Membering of Violence by Black Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
  12. Zetta Elliott * "You . . .You Remind Me of . . .": A Black Feminist's Rejection of the White Imagination
  13. Maria del Guadalupe Davidson