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Second skin : Josephine Baker and the modern surface

Author: Anne Anlin Cheng; Josephine Baker
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Josephine Baker; Josephine Baker; Josephine Baker
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Anlin Cheng; Josephine Baker
ISBN: 9780195387056 0195387058
OCLC Number: 709962613
Description: xi, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Her own skin --
In the museum --
Skins, tattoos, and the lure of the surface --
What bananas say --
Housing Baker, Dressing Loos --
Radiant bodies, dark cities --
The woman with the golden skin --
All that glitters is not gold (or, dirty professors) --
Ethical looking --
Back to the museum.
Other Titles: Josephine Baker and the modern surface
Josephine Baker & the modern surface
Responsibility: Anne Anlin Cheng.

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This brilliant, provocative, eye-opening work provides a powerful account of racial fetishism and its centrality to the development of Modernist style, thus forwarding a stunning new theory of Read more...

 
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