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Black Womens Bodies and The Nation: Race, Gender and Culture Shirley Anne Tate

Black Womens Bodies and The Nation: Race, Gender and Culture

Shirley Anne Tate

Published May 28th 2015
ISBN : 9781137355270
Hardcover
208 pages
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Black Womens Bodies and the Nation develops a decolonial approach to representations of Black womens bodies within popular culture in the US, UK and the Caribbean and the racialization and affective load of muscle, bone, fat and skin through theMoreBlack Womens Bodies and the Nation develops a decolonial approach to representations of Black womens 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 (Truillot, 2003). Enslavement, colonialism and settlement in the metropole created the Black womans body as both other/same and deeply affective whether read as fear, disgust, contempt or fascination. Her body draws attention to the negotiations through which the semblance of consensus on the citizen body is created at the same time as Black womens bodies as Sable-Saffron Venus alter/natives rupture the collective body formed through the (re)iteration, (re)interpretation and (re)presentation of the meanings of muscle, bone, fat and skin. This dismantling of body norms reveals other modes of being through disalienations (C├ęsaire, 2000) refusal of the racial epidermal schema (Fanon, 1967).