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Black Venus, 2010 : they called her "Hottentot"

Author: Deborah Willis
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As a young South African woman of about twenty, Saartjie Baartman, the so-called "Hottentot Venus," was brought to London and placed on exhibit in 1810. Clad in the Victorian equivalent of a body stocking, and paraded through the streets and on stage in a cage she became a human spectacle in London and Paris. Baartman's distinctive physique became the object of ridicule, curiosity, scientific inquiry, and desire
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black Venus, 2010.
Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2010
(OCoLC)746086931
Named Person: Sarah Baartman; Sarah Baartman; Sarah Baartman; Sarah Baartman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Willis
ISBN: 9781439902042 1439902046 9781439902059 1439902054
OCLC Number: 424561497
Description: viii, 238 pages, [30] pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue : The Venus Hottentot (1825) / Elizabeth Alexander --
Introduction : The notion of Venus / Deborah Willis --
The Hottentot and the prostitute : toward an iconography of female sexuality / Sander Gilman --
Another means of understanding the gaze : Sarah Bartmann in the development of nineteenth-century French national identity / Robin Mitchell --
Which bodies matter? Feminism, post-structuralism, race, and the curious theoretical odyssey of the "Hottentot Venus" / Zine Magubane --
Exhibit A : Private life without a narrative / J. Yolande Daniels --
crucifix / Holly Bass --
Historic retrievals : confronting visual evidence and the imagining of truth / Lisa Gail Collins --
Reclaiming Venus : the presense of Sarah Bartmann in contemporary art / Debra S. Singer --
Playing with Venus : Black women artists and the Venus trope in contemporary visual art / Kianga K. Ford --
Talk of town / Manthia Diawara --
The "Hottentot Venus" in Canada : modernism, censorship, and the racial limits of female sexuality / Charmaine Nelson --
A.K.A. Saartjie : the "Hottentot Venus" in context (some recollections and a dialogue), 1998/2004 / Kellie Jones --
little sarah / Linda Susan Jackson --
The greatest show on earth : for Saartjie Baartman, Joice Heth, Anarcha of Alabama, Truuginini, and us all / Nikky Finney --
The imperial gaze : Venus Hottentot, human display, and world's fairs / Michele Wallace --
Cinderella tours Europe / Cheryl Finley --
Mirror sisters : Aunt Jemima as the antonym/extension of Saartjie Bartmann / Michael D. Harris --
My wife as Venus / E. Ethelbert Miller --
agape / Holly Bass --
Black/female/bodies carnivalized in spectacle and space / Carole Boyce Davies --
Sighting the "real" Josephine Baker : methods and issues of Black star studies / Terri Francis --
The hoodrat theory / William Jelani Cobb --
Epilogue : I've come to take you home (tribute to Sarah Bartmann written in Holland, June 1998) / Diana Ferrus.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah Willis ; with research assistance by Carla Williams.

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