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Extravagant Abjection : Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination.

Author: Darieck Scott
Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 2010.
Series: Sexual cultures.
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Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies in the present, Darieck Scott contends that power can be found not only in martial resistance, but, surprisingly, where the black body has been inflicted with harm or humiliation. Theorizing the relation between blackness and abjection by foregrounding often neglected depictions of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scott, Darieck.
Extravagant Abjection : Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination.
New York : NYU Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Darieck Scott
ISBN: 9780814786543 0814786545
OCLC Number: 779828354
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Blackness, Abjection, and Sexuality; 1 Fanon's Muscles: (Black) Power Revisited; 2 "A Race That Could Be So Dealt With": Terror, Time, and (Black) Power; 3 Slavery, Rape, and the Black Male Abject; Notes on Black (Power) Bottoms; 4 The Occupied Territory: Homosexuality and History in Amiri Baraka's Black Arts; 5 Porn and the N-Word: Lust, Samuel Delany's The Mad Man, and a Derangement of Body and Sense(s); Conclusion: Extravagant Abjection; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z; About the Author.
Series Title: Sexual cultures.

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Challenging the conception of empowerment associated with the Black Power Movement and its political and intellectual legacies in the present, Darieck Scott contends that power can be found not only in martial resistance, but, surprisingly, where the black body has been inflicted with harm or humiliation. Theorizing the relation between blackness and abjection by foregrounding often neglected depictions of the sexual exploitation and humiliation of men in works by James Weldon Johnson, Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, and Samuel R. Delany, Extravagant Abjection asks: If we're racialized through do.

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