Re-imagining Black women : a critique of post-feminist and post-racial melodrama in culture and politics (eBook, 2021) [WorldCat.org]
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Re-imagining Black women : a critique of post-feminist and post-racial melodrama in culture and politics

Author: Nikol G Alexander-Floyd
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2021] ©2021
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Michelle Obama to Condoleezza Rice, Black women are uniquely scrutinized in the public eye. In Re-Imagining Black Women, Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd explores how Black women--and Blackness more broadly--are understood in our political imagination and often become the subjects of public controversy. Drawing on politics, popular culture, psychoanalysis, and more, Alexander-Floyd examines our conflicting ideas,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alexander-Floyd, Nikol G. (Nikol Gertrude).
Re-imagining Black women.
New York : New York University Press, [2021]
(DLC) 2020038690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nikol G Alexander-Floyd
ISBN: 9781479824380 1479824380 147982013X 9781479820139
OCLC Number: 1204268033
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 293 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: melodrama, liminality, and "post"-politics: neo-liberal racial and gender formation in the new millennium --
Splitting Condi(licious): Condoleezza Rice and melodramas of "closeness" in U.S. national community formation --
Unpacking President Barack Obama's "improbable story": a case study of gender, race, class, and melodrama in electoral politics --
Diary of a mad Black(wo)man: Tyler Perry, wounded masculinity, and post-feminist, postracial melodrama --
The reality of the white male rapist: Black women's rape, melodrama, and U.S.-based American political development --
MeToo? Black women, melodrama, and sexual harassment --
Conclusion: turbulent futures: post-politics as an analytic --
Coda: post-politics in the era of COVID-19.
Responsibility: Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd.

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"From Michelle Obama to Condoleezza Rice, Black women are uniquely scrutinized in the public eye. In Re-Imagining Black Women, Nikol G. Alexander-Floyd explores how Black women--and Blackness more broadly--are understood in our political imagination and often become the subjects of public controversy. Drawing on politics, popular culture, psychoanalysis, and more, Alexander-Floyd examines our conflicting ideas, opinions, and narratives about Black women, showing how they are equally revered and reviled as an embodiment of good and evil, cast either as victims or villains, citizens or outsiders. Ultimately, Alexander-Floyd showcases the complex experiences of Black women as political subjects. At a time of extreme racial tension, Re-Imagining Black Women provides insight into the parts that Black women play, and are expected to play, in politics and popular culture."--

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Alexander-Floyd has written a provocative, hard-hitting analysis of Black political matters, ranging from Condolezza Rice, to Barack Obama to Bill Cosby to R. Kelly. Bold and controversial, Read more...

 
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