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Arguing that the fundamental, familiar, sexual violence of slavery and racialized subjugation have continued to shape black and white subjectivities into the present, Christina Sharpe interprets African diasporic and Black Atlantic visual and literary texts that address those “monstrous intimacies” and their repetition as constitutive of post-slavery subjectivity. Her illuminating readings juxtapose Frederick Douglass’s narrative of witnessing the brutal beating of his Aunt Hester with Essie Mae Washington-Williams’s declaration of freedom in Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond, as well as the “generational genital fantasies” depicted in Gayl Jones’s novel Corregidora with a firsthand account of such “monstrous intimacies” in the journals of an antebellum South Carolina senator, slaveholder, and vocal critic of miscegenation. Sharpe explores the South African–born writer Bessie Head’s novel Maru—about race, power, and liberation in Botswana—in light of the history of the KhoiSan woman Saartje Baartman, who was displayed in Europe as the “Hottentot Venus” in the nineteenth century. Reading Isaac Julien’s film The Attendant, Sharpe takes up issues of representation, slavery, and the sadomasochism of everyday black life. Her powerful meditation on intimacy, subjection, and subjectivity culminates in an analysis of Kara Walker’s black silhouettes, and the critiques leveled against both the silhouettes and the artist.

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A study of how black subjectivity is formed at the site of the intimate encounter.

Synopsis:

Christina Sharpe interprets Black Atlantic visual and literary texts that grapple with the sexual violence of slavery and racialized subjugation, and their present-day legacies.

About the Author

Christina Sharpe is Associate Professor of English and Director of American Studies at Tufts University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822345916
Author:
Sharpe, Christina
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Editor:
Judith Halberstam
Author:
Rushdy, Ashraf
Author:
Lowe, Lisa
Author:
Halberstam, Judith
Subject:
United States Race relations History.
Subject:
African Americans in popular culture
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
American - Asian American
Subject:
Theory
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Perverse Modernities: A Series Edited by Jack Halberstam and Lisa Lowe
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.13 x 6.13 in

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