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Black Sexual Politics : African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

By: Hill Collins, Patricia.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2005Description: 1 online resource (385 p.).ISBN: 9780203309506.Subject(s): African American men | African American women | African Americans - Race identity | African Americans - Sexual behavior | African Americans - Social conditions - 1975- | African Americans--Sexual behavior | African Americans--Social conditions--1975- | Race identity | Racism - United States | Sex role - United States | Sex role--United States | Sexism - United States | Sexual Behavior | United States - Race relationsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Black Sexual Politics : African Americans, Gender, and the New RacismDDC classification: 305.308996073 | 306.7/089/96073 LOC classification: E185.86.C58167 2004ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION NO TURNING BACK; 1 WHY BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS; 2 THE PAST IS EVER PRESENT: RECOGNIZING THE NEW RACISM; 3 PRISONS FOR OUR BODIES CLOSETS FOR OUR MINDS RACISM HETEROSEXISM AND BLACK SEXUALITY; 4 GET YOUR FREAK ON: SEX, BABIES, AND IMAGES OF BLACK FEMININITY; 5 BOOTY CALL: SEX, VIOLENCE, AND IMAGES OF BLACK MASCULINITY; 6 VERY NECESSARY REDEFINING BLACK GENDER IDEOLOGY; 7 ASSUME THE POSITION: THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE; 8 NO STORYBOOK ROMANCE: HOW RACE AND GENDER MATTER
9 WHY WE CAN'T WAIT BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS AND THE CHALLENGE OF HIV AIDSAFTERWORD THE POWER OF A FREE MIND; NOTES; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary: In Black Sexual Politics, one of America's most influential writers on race and gender explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today.
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BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION NO TURNING BACK; 1 WHY BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS; 2 THE PAST IS EVER PRESENT: RECOGNIZING THE NEW RACISM; 3 PRISONS FOR OUR BODIES CLOSETS FOR OUR MINDS RACISM HETEROSEXISM AND BLACK SEXUALITY; 4 GET YOUR FREAK ON: SEX, BABIES, AND IMAGES OF BLACK FEMININITY; 5 BOOTY CALL: SEX, VIOLENCE, AND IMAGES OF BLACK MASCULINITY; 6 VERY NECESSARY REDEFINING BLACK GENDER IDEOLOGY; 7 ASSUME THE POSITION: THE CHANGING CONTOURS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE; 8 NO STORYBOOK ROMANCE: HOW RACE AND GENDER MATTER

9 WHY WE CAN'T WAIT BLACK SEXUAL POLITICS AND THE CHALLENGE OF HIV AIDSAFTERWORD THE POWER OF A FREE MIND; NOTES; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX

In Black Sexual Politics, one of America's most influential writers on race and gender explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today.

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Library Journal Review

In a book of sophisticated critical theory that could be used as a tool for antiracist political action, Collins (Charles Phelps Taft Professor of Sociology, Univ. of Cincinnati; Black Feminist Thought) asserts that "racism and sexism are deeply intertwined, and racism can never be solved without seeing and challenging sexism." Thus, African Americans must examine how sexual politics within black communities either reproduce or resist forms of racism. Like Stuart Hall's Representation: Cultural Representations & Signifying Practices or Mark Anthony Neal's Soul Babies: Black Popular Culture and the Post-Soul Aesthetic, this well-written text argues that images from popular culture shape ideas about black gender. For example, traditional stereotypes such as "the breeder woman" found in the slave-holding South have been reworked into the "welfare queen" of today's inner cities. Collins's razor-sharp analysis is unfortunately hampered by an exclusive focus on black/white social interactions, whereas contemporary American society is marked by multiculturalism. This is, however, an important work. Strongly recommend for public and academic libraries.-Katherine C. Adams, Bowdoin Coll., Brunswick, ME (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

This work examining the historical connection and subsequent construction of sexuality and sexual politics within and as represented through African American culture specifically analyzes concepts of strong black women/weak black men, and notions of "authenticity" for African Americans and its tension with gender, class, race, and sexual orientation. Collins (Brandeis Univ.) explores these concepts further in the realms of athletics, hip-hop and rap music, entertainment (specifically films and television programs), politics, work, sexual violence, and historical periods. In constructing a new gender ideology, the author deconstructs prevailing, strangling, normalizing, and naturalizing hegemonic social powers, especially by noting detailed acts of resistance and resilience by both African American women and men. Her book compares favorably with and greatly expands the framework established in Johnnetta Betsch Cole and Beverly Guy-Sheftall's Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women's Equality in African American Communities, (CH, Oct'03). As with Collins's other works, this well-written text allows for comprehension of complex, difficult topics without bogging down in unnecessarily tedious sociological language. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries. K. M. Jamieson Ashland University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Patricia Hill Collins is Distinguished University Professor at University of Maryland. She is author of Black Feminist Thought, which won the C. Wright Mills Award of the American Sociological Association, as well as Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice. She lectures widely in the U.S. and abroad.

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