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Jezebel unhinged : loosing the black female body in religion and culture

Author: Tamura A Lomax
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Jezebel Unhinged Tamura Lomax traces the use of the jezebel trope in the black church and in black popular culture, showing how it is pivotal to reinforcing men's cultural and institutional power to discipline and define black girlhood and womanhood. Drawing on writing by medieval thinkers and travelers, Enlightenment theories of race, the commodification of women's bodies under slavery, and the work of Tyler  Read more...
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Lomax, Tamura A.
Jezebel unhinged.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018008230
(OCoLC)1007751104
Named Person: Jezebel, Queen consort of Ahab King of Israel.; Jezebel, Queen consort of Ahab King of Israel.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamura A Lomax
ISBN: 9781478002482 1478002484
OCLC Number: 1026082612
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 262 pages)
Contents: Prolegomenon: "hoeism or whatever": Black girls and the sable letter "b" --
Introduction: "a thousand details, anecdotes, stories": mining the discourse on Black womanhood --
Black Venus and Jezebel sluts: writing race, sex, and gender in religion and culture --
"These hos ain't loyal": white perversions, Black possessions --
Theologizing Jezebel: womanist cultural criticism, a divine intervention --
"Changing the letter": toward a Black feminist study of religion --
The Black church, the Black lady, and Jezebel: the cultural production of feminine-ism --
Whose "woman" is this?: reading Bishop T.D. Jakes's Woman, Thou Art Loosed! --
Tyler Perry's new revival: Black sexual politics, Black popular religion, and an American icon --
Epilogue: dangerous machinations: Black feminists taught us.
Responsibility: Tamura Lomax.

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In Jezebel Unhinged Tamura Lomax traces the historical and contemporary use of the jezebel trope in the black church and in black popular culture, showing how it disciplines black women and girls and  Read more...

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"A book for black women who want freedom." -- Mariam Williams * Women's Review of Books * "An amazing pick for book clubs, reading discussion groups, or faith study groups, Jezebel Unhinged offers a Read more...

 
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