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Lisa B. Thompson explores the representation of black middle class female sexuality by African American women authors in narrative literature, drama, film, and popular culture, showing how these depictions reclaim black female agency and illustrate the difficulties black women confront in asserting sexual agency in the public sphere. Thompson broadens the discourse around black female sexuality by offering an alternate reading of the overly determined racial and sexual script that casts the middle class "black lady" as the bastion of African American propriety. Drawing on the work of black feminist theorists, she examines symptomatic autobiographies, novels, plays, and key episodes in contemporary American popular culture, including works by Anita Hill, Judith Alexa Jackson, P. J. Gibson, Julie Dash, Kasi Lemmons, Jill Nelson, Lorene Cary, and Andrea Lee.

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Representing the sexuality of black middle class women in contemporary popular culture

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Lisa B. Thompson is an associate professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, and the author of the play Single Black Female.

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ISBN:
9780252078903
Author:
Thompson, Lisa B.
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
New Black Studies Series
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies

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Lisa B. Thompson explores the representation of black middle class female sexuality by African American women authors in narrative literature, drama, film, and popular culture, showing how these depictions reclaim black female agency and illustrate the difficulties black women confront in asserting sexual agency in the public sphere. Thompson broadens the discourse around black female sexuality by offering an alternate reading of the overly determined racial and sexual script that casts the middle class "black lady" as the bastion of African American propriety. Drawing on the work of black feminist theorists, she examines symptomatic autobiographies, novels, plays, and key episodes in contemporary American popular culture, including works by Anita Hill, Judith Alexa Jackson, P. J. Gibson, Julie Dash, Kasi Lemmons, Jill Nelson, Lorene Cary, and Andrea Lee.
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